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Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds

Sun 16 Dec 2018 - Mon 17 Dec 2018
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Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds

Sun 16 Dec 2018 - Mon 17 Dec 2018 Doors 6:30pm

JASON DONOVAN, ADAM GARCIA, CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER, NEWTON FALKNER, NATHAN JAMES & ANNA MARIE-WAYNE ANNOUNCED FOR JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLD’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage returns to UK arenas to celebrate its 40th ANNIVERSARY, with two performances at the Brighton Centre on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th December 2018.

One of the most ground-breaking arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of the Worlds’ - Alive on Stage is to make its return to arenas throughout the UK in 2018.

Nearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to millions around the world.

The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings, while Liam Neeson retains his role in 3D holography as The Journalist.

Star of stage and screen Jason Donovan returns to the role of Parson Nathaniel alongside West End actress Carrie Hope Fletcher as Beth, his wife. Actor and theatre star Adam Garcia will debut as The Artilleryman, British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Inglorious front man Nathan James will play The Voice of Humanity, with Anna-Marie Wayne reprising her role as Carrie, The Journalist’s Fiancée.

Jason Donovan commented;

“I am delighted to be re-joining the cast for this very special 40th Anniversary Tour. ‘The War of The Worlds’ has such enduring appeal and its fan base seems to grow and grow. With each tour, the scale, the drama and the special effects get more and more exciting, so I can't wait to see what Jeff has planned for this spectacular celebration!

Newton Faulkner said;

"I grew up listening to 'The War of The Worlds' and I’m playing The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, alongside Liam Neeson and, as if that wasn’t enough, Jeff Wayne asked me really nicely. Also, it’s got giant Martian Fighting Machines in it! An actual MFM that shoots real flames out of its giant face! I’m very excited. 

Adam Garcia commented;

“I have been waiting to be a part of TWOTW live since it first began in this arena format. Finally I get to be on stage - inside the 'The War of The Worlds'. I’m terribly excited.”

In 2018 TWOTW will “break through the fourth wall”.

Built around a huge arched bridge running through the centre of the arena brings the action closer to the audience for a most captivating and immersive experience.

This production, mixed live in Surround Sound, will once again feature:

The iconic 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience. 

A 100-foot wide 'Animation Wall' with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI.

A ground-breaking levitation effect.

The incineration of a cast member in full view of the audience.

Leaf drops over the audience.

…and much, much more!

Jeff Wayne said: “In June 1978 when my original double album was released. I had no idea if it would vanish as quickly as one can say… “ULLAdubULLA!”  

But here we are today, celebrating its 40th Anniversary and seeing the newly re-mastered original double album sitting on top of the UK vinyl album charts.

And later this year I believe we’ll be performing the most exciting arena tour to date, with a most exciting cast, all of us getting ready to do battle with the Martians later this year.

No one would have believed…”

 

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Ticket Status: Available Seating Only Timings: Doors 6:30pm Curfew: 11pm Tickets on sale: 24 Nov 2017 at 09:00

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