Take cover – it's the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live on this Final Arena tour, with holographic Liam Neeson.
We are delighted to announce that X Factor 2013’s star Joseph Whelan has been cast as The Voice of Humanity. Conducted by Jeff Wayne, the most ambitious production yet will see Whelan join the all-star cast featuring Liam Neeson in 3D holography, Jason Donovan as Parson Nathaniel, Westlife’s Brian McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Les Miserables’ Carrie Hope Fletcher as Beth, Parson Nathaniel’s Wife, the 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings, 9-piece Black Smoke Band. Plus final Guest Artist to be announced.
The show, which is mixed live in Surround Sound, features remarkable special effects, including the incredible 3-tonne 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flames into the Arena, a 100 foot wide “animation wall” with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI, the incineration of a cast member in front of the audience’s eyes, a ground-breaking levitation effect and much, much more!
Jeff Wayne's double album has sold over 15 million records around the globe, and spawned two International hit singles – Forever Autumn and The Eve of The War, spending over 330 weeks in the UK album charts.
Don’t miss this last chance to experience the award-winning Arena production!
Jeff Wayne said: “Bringing The War of The Worlds to life in many of the world’s finest arenas has been the most amazing experience, both musically and technologically. However, the time is right to take The War of The Worlds in new directions after the 2014 tour. All I can say for the future of TWOTW is – watch this space!”