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The War of the Worlds

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“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’ novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

Duration: 1 hour 50mins with interval

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Age Guideline 12+

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Post Show Talk: Friday Evening

  • Deft and ingenious.
       
    The Guardian
  • A smart, engagingly layered show.
       
    The Guardian
  • A whirling multi-rolling ensemble... just juicy.
       
    WhatsOnStage

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