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The War of The Worlds London

The War of The Worlds LondonBill Kenwright and Jeff Wayne present the west-end debut of the multi-award winning music phenomenon, spectacularly reimagined for the stage. In 3D Holography Liam Neeson as the journalist.

Conducted by Jeff Wayne and featuring The Black Smoke Band and the ULLAdubULLA strings. Based on the classic science fiction story by HG Wells Star casting to be announced.

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction thriller detailing an alien invasion of Earth by ruthless Martians, originally published as a novel by H. G. Wells in 1898.

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds is an award-winning musical re-telling of the original novel of the same name by H. G. Wells. It was released as a concept album in 1978 and re-imagined in 2012 ahead of a live tour. The stage show has toured extensively, with a final ‘farewell’ arena tour in 2014 starring Brian McFadden, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jason Donovan, Shayne Ward and Joseph Whelan, that came to an end at Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall on 16th December 2014.

The show will make its West End debut at the Dominion Theatre for a limited run from Monday 8th February to 9th April 2016, with opening night gala performance set for Wednesday 17th February 2016.

Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his magnificent Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the World Stage Premiere of The War of The Worlds at the Dominion Theatre.

Making his West End debut singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and writerJimmy Nail plays Parson Nathaniel.

Also making his debut will be Daniel Bedingfield, as The Artilleryman. The New Zealand born, British raised singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2001. He returns to this country from LA for the first time in many years.

The third cast member to make their West End debut is Heidi Range, playing Beth. Heidi is the longest serving member of the BRIT award-winning multi-platinum-selling British girl group Sugababes.

Alongside these debutants are two West End regulars: Michael Praed, as George Herbert, whose first major appearance was at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Joseph Papp’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, and who has since regularly starred in on Broadway and in the West End; and joining himMadalena Alberto, playing Carrie, fresh from her triumph as Eva Peron in Evita at The Dominion last year.

Finally, as The Voice Of Humanity, and completing possibly the starriest cast the West End has seen, is David Essex. One of the original contributors to Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds in 1978, this will be the first time the two men have joined together to work on The War of The Worlds since.

Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Matinees: Thursday and saturday 3.00pm
Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Monday 8th February to 9th April 2016


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