The Time Machine – Online Stream

Original Theatre

Three figures stand together in the centre of the image, all of them looking comically serious or in awe. A large clock face is behind them and two of the figures hold the clock hands. The third holds a smoke machine, emitting a bright blue smoke that circles around the front of them. A large blue title reads 'The Time Machine, a comedy' and further text around the image reads 'Michael Dylan, Star of the Goes Wrong Show Dave Hearn, Amy Revelle, 4 stars - 'gloriously silly, unrestrained fun' from The Stage' and '5 stars - 'one of the best nights out ever!' from West End Best Friend. A small orange circle on the image reads 'Very loosely adapted from the novel by HG Wells.'

Original Theatre in association with New Wolsey Theatre present The Time Machine!

Written by Steven Canny & John Nicholson

Adapted from the novel by H. G. Wells

Story by Steven Canny & John Nicholson


The must-see comedy of 2023.

Starring Michael Dylan (Wilf), Dave Hearn (founding member of the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre, The Goes Wrong Show) and Amy Revelle (Offside).

Join Dave, Amy and Michael for the premiere of their brand-new version of The Time Machine!

H. G. Wells’  comic deadly serious masterpiece will never be the same again as this hapless highly skilled group of actors embark on a journey of a lifetime!


Will Dave persuade the others to stick to the script he’s worked so hard on?

Will Michael be able to explain time travel without the help of excessive props?

Will Amy get to sing her Cher tribute?

And ultimately… will they be able to defeat the space-time paradox – or at least get through the second half?


All to be revealed…*

*(No nudity – this is not THAT kind of show!)


Streaming starts from Thursday 22 June 2023.

Find out more and book for the streaming here.


Duration: 1h 50m

Age recommendation: You must be 10 or over to see this production.

Accessibility: Captions are available.


Cast & Creatives

Michael Dylan — Michael

Michael Dylan headshot

Michael trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has recently won THE STAGE Edinburgh Award for Acting Excellence 2022.

His work in theatre includes: Calvin in Wilf (Traverse Theatre), Donny in Donny's Brain Traverse, Lette/Karlmann in The Ugly One (Tron Theatre),  Nathan in Nora: A Doll's House (Citizens Theatre), Clarence in Richard III (Perth Theatre), Gobbel in The Lying Kind (Tron Theatre), Alfie in One Man Two Guvnors (Royal National Theatre, UK and Ireland Tour), Father Welsh in The Lonesome West (Tron Theatre and Russian tour), Owen in Girl In the Machine (Traverse Theatre), Thisbe/Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Headlong), Mick Connor in Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), Ulysses (Tron Theatre, Edinburgh Festival/Irish Tour), Prince Poshpants, Snow White and the Seven Dames (Perth Theatre), Cotton in White (Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, European and Asia Tour),  Mikey in Mikey and Addie (Traverse and Macrobert Arts), Moonshadow ( White Bear Theatre London, Time Out's Critics’ Choice), Brindsley Miller in Black Comedy (Bridewell Theatre) and Naoise in Deirdre of the Sorrows (Irish National Tour).

TV/Film includes: Outlander - Series 7 (Starz/ Lionsgate Plus), Mrs Davis (Warner Bros/ Peacock), Shetland (BBC), B.B. Secrets and Lies (Endemol), Bert and Dicke (BBC), Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), For George.

Dave Hearn — Dave

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Dave is an actor and founding member of the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre. Dave trained at LAMDA on the foundation course and then three years at Rose Bruford. His recent credits include: Magic Goes Wrong (West End 2019); The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End & UK/International Tour - winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What's On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End/UK Tour/Pleasance London - nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2016), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End - nominated Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017), Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019) The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Magic Goes Wrong (Comic Relief  BBC1), Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Mischief Movie Night (West End/UK Tour - nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018).

Amy Revelle — Amy

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Training: Identity Drama School and Mountview.

Theatre: Paige and Multi Role in When Women Wee (Co written by Amy Revelle  and others) - Dirty Stop Out Productions (Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Oval House Theatre, Etcetera Theatre),  Miss Bridgette in The Rounds, by Rob Adams, OddBod Theatre Company (Cockpit Theatre), Catherine Trianon and Multi Role in La Voisin, by Becca Chadder,  Paprichoo, (Mountview Theatre and Pleasance Theatre), Meth in Black or White Coffee by Charlie Heptinstall (The Union Theatre), Milked Woman in Yoghurt is Not Sexy by Jessica Friend (Arcola Theatre - filmed exhibition), Multi Role in Offside by Hollie McNish and Sabrina Mafouz (UK 2022 Tour), Helen in The Possibility of Colour by Pete Carruthers 2022 Manchester Tour.

Film: Allie in Kopparberg And A Cheap Bikini (2021) Debbie in Homie (2020) Nurse M in Grief (2020) Valerie in Valerie (2015) Masha in Chicklit (2014) Emily in Lovely Day (2013).