(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 11/24.)
Illusionist Paul Kieve is the invisible genius of British theatre. You may not know the name, but he has supplied the tricks for scores of plays and musicals and has worked as a consultant on the Harry Potter films. He masterminded the magic for this revival of Ken Hill's jocular adaptation of HG Wells's short story, and invested it with just the touch of the sinister and sensational it needs.
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