Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience will return in 2021 with a new production.
The multi award-winning show will feature live actors, virtual and augmented realities, 5D effects, plus the recorded voices of Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward, Inglorious’ Nathan James and Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson set to Jeff’s multi-platinum selling double album.
Visitors will meet a colourful cast of characters as they visit the Royal Observatory, sneak into a deserted house, and escape London on a boat down the Thames, whilst trying to survive the Martian invaders.
Interactive holograms of Tom Brittney (Grantchester, Make Me Famous) and Anna-Marie Wayne (The War of the Worlds - Alive opposite Liam Neeson, and Audible’s audio book opposite Michael Sheen) feature as George Herbert, The Journalist and Carrie, The Journalist’s wife, and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers, Les Miserables, and The War of The Worlds - Alive!), as Beth, Parson Nathaniel’s wife, join a live cast of 12 actors completing an unforgettable live experience.
The production will play 97 dates from 4 March to 4 September 2021. Tickets go on sale on 20 November 2020 via TheWarofTheWorldsImmersive.com with a pre-sale from 18 November for those who register online prior to 16 November.
Originally opening in 2019, Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is a collaboration between composer/producer Jeff Wayne and innovative digital entertainment company Layered Reality. The show has achieved widespread critical acclaim and including winning the prestigious TEA THEA Award.
Wayne said: “My musical version of The War of The Worlds has now occupied a good part of my life, and I’ve been fortunate to see it grow in so many unexpected ways. TWOTW Experience is one of those, a different world of entertainment, led by a group of diversely talented people to bring this unusual production to life, since its opening in May 2019.
"When the pandemic closed TWOTW Experience virtually over-night in March 2020, it was like so many others that instantly became threatened, with no real surety of when ‘normal’, or even close to ‘normal’, would return.
"But during this long period, those at Layered Reality worked tirelessly to meet every criteria the government required to make our show "COVID-secure. I am very grateful for their fortitude and determination, to now know that The Martians Are Coming…back! And with our collective teams, we’ll be returning with a new production that has pushed the levers of creatively even further.
"No one would have believed!”