The War of the WorldsCANCELLED - Tue 9 - Wed 10 June 2020
Following Government advice, the theatre will be closed to the public until further notice. Unfortunately, this means that this performance will no longer be able to go ahead. If you have already booked your tickets, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly, using contact details provided at the time of booking. Find up-to-date information here.
Wed green matinee 2.30pm
Written with Isley Lynn
“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. We believe everything the internet tells us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live…
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’, where widespread mistrust can make the truth a hard concept to identify.
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
Originally Commissioned By New Diorama Theatre. Co-produced by Brighton Festival, HOME Manchester, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth and Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported By China Plate, Corn Exchange Newbury, The New Wolsey Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.