The Invisible Man

Altered States

Family, Walkabout

Using H. G. Wells’ ‘The Invisible Man’ as source material to produce an initial 2-person promenade performance addressing issues including Deafness, homelessness and age using the theme of ‘invisible people’ on the streets.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is a two person walkabout/promenade street theatre show involving The invisible Man and his doctor in a 30 minute roaming performance with three sets performed per day (other requirements can be catered for) The Invisible Man is an all encompassing suit that allows the public to interact with a truly ‘Invisible Man’, peer into his innards and communicate with him via his doctor’s apparatus which will turn his thoughts into speech and allow live interaction. It uses digital projection fans that manipulate persistence of vision, allowing the audience to witness his anatomical features appear from within.

It can be performed wherever two people can be, the Invisible Man is close to 8 feet tall but can cover a large performance distance and interact with many different areas within its performance time.

The show is suitable for all ages and can be performed anywhere, the performers are fully trained and experienced outdoor arts experts, regardless of the situation, we can bring an amazing experience to your event.


Altered States/Marc Parry:

Altered States is a new company founded by established performer Marc Parry.

Marc has worked as a performer and creator in outdoor and site-specific arts for 19 years and has helped develop various projects within other companies.

Marc began in outdoor arts by creating a small 2-person static piece of street theatre when a student for the Streets Ahead festival in 1999. He has helped devise, and perform in, a large-scale touring production for Avanti Display and helped devise, produce and perform in an outdoor street theatre installation for Artizani (Bees, the Colony) I also regularly work as a freelance performer and creator for many outdoor arts companies including: Artizani, Avanti Display (The Spurting Man), Larking About, Walk The Plank, Manchester Art Gallery/MOSI, and The Circus house Manchester.

Creation and Production Credits:

Created by Marc Parry with fabrication from William Freitag and Dr Dave Southall, 3D Animation provided by CGHero, dramaturgy and direction from James MacPherson.

James McPherson (Artizani) construction, direction and dramaturg.
Bill Palmer (Avanti Display) Sound/multimedia advice.
Dr Dave Southall (Dr Southall’s Medicine Show) Electronic engineering and fabrication.
Nick Betney (MD ARTZU Gallery) Visual Art and aesthetic advice.



The Invisble Man, Altered States courtesy of GDIF

The Invisble Man, Altered States © Electric Egg

The Invisble Man, Altered States © Lamar Francois

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

The Invisible Man is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative and Stockton International Riverside Festival.