Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of 'The War Of The Worlds' -
ALIVE ON STAGE
Returns to arenas throughout the UK & Amsterdam 2022
Based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale,
Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.
In 2006 TWOTW was considered a cutting edge production with six trucks filled to the brim. But in 2022, which marks a momentous 16 years of live touring, the production willbe up to 12, and with it, a host of ingredients and special effects that will challenge and excite the senses.
A stellar cast will be announced soon.
The new production will feature
Jeff Wayne conducting the Black Smoke Band & symphonic ULLAdubULLA strings
Liam Neeson in 3D holography as George Herbert, The Journalist.
The iconic 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience.
Leaf drops over the audience.
Mixed live in Surround Sound.
The incineration of a Cast member in full view of the audience.
UPDATED FOR 2021
Giant arched bridge running from the lip of the stage out over the audience to the front-of-house desk.
Three panoramic screens with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI and other content.
Lighting and pyrotechnics.
Ground breaking levitation effect.
NEW FOR 2021
Otherwordly special effects
Deadly, smothering Black Smoke from the Martian Fighting Machine
The War of The Worlds author, HG Wells, appearing in sight and sound
..and much, much more!
“For over four decades now I’ve lived out a dream of bringing the true story of HG Wells dark Victorian tale to listeners and audiences from around the world, while pushing technology to the limit both sonically and visually as time has moved on.
In 2019 we launched The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience in Central London. combining, immersive theatre, virtual and, augmented realities, holograms and other cutting-edge technology; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.
Now our newest arena production will combine these elements within the live performance medium, for an even more unique, emotional and at times, scary experience”
Jeff Wayne's double album was originally released by CBS Records in 1978. It has enjoyed huge success and critical acclaim across the globe with over 16 million records sold and spending over 330 weeks in the UK Album Charts (to date) plus achieving two International hit singles - 'Forever Autumn' and 'The Eve of The War'. It has been Top 10 in 22 countries and Number 1 in 11 of them.
Jeff’s Musical Version has also won two prestigious UK Ivor Novello Awards, the US Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy (the judges included Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg), as well as winning for Jeff, Classic Rock's 'Showman of The Year' Award.
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ has grown into a true classic, acquiring new generations of devoted followers since its original release.