Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play
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The War of the Worlds

20 - 22 May 2021
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Inspired by Wells’ novel and the famous radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

'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...

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. 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... Fast forward to 2016, and the internet has replaced the radio as the medium through which we make sense of the world. We remain just as susceptible …

Temporarily halted in their tracks by a world-wide pandemic, the aliens are back amongst us in 2021.

From award-winning theatre company, Rhum and Clay, The War of the Worlds is a gripping and funny new play written with Isley Lynn.

'deft and ingenious...a fast and clever show' The Guardian 

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