War of the Worlds, Stage Version of Hit Album Based on H.G. Wells Story, to Make West End Debut

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The War of the Worlds, a much-traveled stage version of Jeff Wayne's album of the same name that has played regular arena tours around the U.K. and the world for eight years, is to finally make its West End debut. It will begin performances Feb. 8, 2016, at the Dominion Theatre, prior to an official opening Feb. 17.

The score is played live and conducted onstage by Wayne himself. The show will include new music, a full supporting company of performers as well as video walls, the iconic Martian Fighting Machine, special effects and — in 3D holography — Liam Neeson as the Journalist.

It is based on H.G. Wells' novel, first published in 1898, that was the prototype for all science fiction. It describes the invasion of earth by ruthless Martians with superior intelligence, incredible machines and devastating weaponry.

Since its original release in 1978, Jeff Wayne's original double album has sold over 15 million copies and was featured for 330 weeks in the U.K. album charts to date. It has been a number one album in 11 countries, with two international hit singles and a number-one music DVD.

The West End run is being produced by Bill Kenwright and Jeff Wayne. Based on H.G. Wells' science fiction story, it is adapted by Doreen Wayne and features music by Wayne and lyrics by Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass and Wayne. It will be directed by Bob Tomson.

To book tickets and for further information, contact the box office on 0845 200 7982 or visit www.dominiontheatre.com.

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