In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village.
Two very different men – the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel – are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding.
A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature and is about to embark on a reign of terror.
For he is... The Invisible Man.
Recorded on: 5-6 September 2016
Recorded at: Moat Studios
It's a bravura performance and a fitting final bow for one of our most cherished thesps.
Griffin’s madness is superbly played by John Hurt who is irascible and capricious, you feel his desperation and his cunning as well as some sympathy as he tells of his miraculous breakthrough and descent into desperation... This is a terrifically well-produced tale, highly absorbing and truthful to the wit and intelligence of the source material. Five stars.
2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards
Nominated for Best Actor (John Hurt)