Temporarily halted in their tracks by the pandemic, the aliens are back amongst us in 2021...
“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...”
But we did believe.
We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. Now we’ve come to believe everything the internet tells us and the end of the world is being broadcast live...
There is nothing more alluring than a good story. When Orson Welles adapted The War of the Worlds, he wanted to create a thrilling radio drama that would ‘feel’ real. In fact, it felt so real that it caused hysteria amongst a public just getting used to the outside world invading their living rooms via the radio.
Fast forward to 2021, and the internet has replaced the radio as the medium through which we make sense of the world. We remain just as susceptible …
Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.
Photography by Luke Forsythe, Jamie MacMillan and Iain Syme: The War of the Worlds 2021 Cast - Gina Isaac, Julian Spooner, Matt Wells, Jess Mabel Jones
BSL Interpreted - Thursday 16 September, 7.30pm (Interpreted by Emma Isted)
Worlds of Wonder: Interview with Rhum and Clay
"Our version is about that line between truth and fiction."
Friends Membership Deal
Friends get 50% off the first performance and £5 off tickets for all other performances of The War of the Worlds.
Simply login into your theatre account before booking and your discounts will automatically be applied when adding tickets to your basket.
Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.
Originally Commissioned By New Diorama Theatre
Co-produced by Brighton Festival and HOME Manchester
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England (and logo)
Supported By China Plate, Corn Exchange Newbury, The New Wolsey Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.