Invincible

BY TORBEN BETTS
12 March 2014 — 12 April 2014

Following a sell-out run at the Orange Tree, Invincible transferred to the St James Theatre in June 2015

The recession is biting hard and so Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. They want to live, work and to raise their two young children in a friendly community, among what Emily terms ‘real people’, away from the cold anonymity of the city.

So these left-leaning, well-educated people have invited over two of their new neighbours in an attempt to break the ice. Tonight Alan and Dawn are to be offered olives, anchovies and are to be introduced to Karl Marx and abstract art.

As classes and outlooks collide, the scene is set for a meeting which will have consequences as hilarious as they are tragic.

Invincible is the fourth of Torben Betts’ plays to be premiered at the Orange Tree and follows 2012’s hugely popular Muswell Hill.

'Torben Betts is one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year.' Alan Ayckbourn

Running time 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)