Derby Theatre. The Original Theatre Company present Torben Bett’s comedy Invincible.

The Original Theatre Company present Invincible.

Torben Betts’ riotously funny and critically acclaimed play tours the UK for the second time.


Derby Theatre, as part of a second UK tour, will play host to the critically acclaimed Invincible by Torben Betts, presented by The Original Theatre Company, from Tuesday 31 January until Saturday 4 February.


With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night, they open their doors to their next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide, resulting in consequences that are both tragic and hilarious.

riotously funny production…

Invincible is a riotously funny production written by Torben Betts, one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, and produced by The Original Theatre Company (Birdsong, Three Men in a Boat).

Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker and Graham Brookes will play the roles of Oliver, Emily and Alan respectively. Elizabeth Boag joins the 2017 tour as Dawn.

Artistic Director of The Original Theatre Company, Alastair Whatley, said of the second UK tour: “We are delighted to be taking Invincible back on the road in 2017. Torben’s state of the nation comedy reached out to audiences across the UK in 2016 with his vision of a nation divided, cleft in two down the Watford Gap. We look forward to navigating the play through post Brexit Britain in 2017.”

Tickets: £15.50 – £26.50. For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at

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