The War of the Worlds West End debut at the Dominion
Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds will receive its West End debut at the Dominion Theatre on 17 February 2016, following previews from 8 February, running for a limited period to 9 April 2016.
The show, which will be directed by Bob Tomson, has been adapted by Doreen Wayne and is based on the science fiction novel by HG Wells, first published in 1898, with music by Jeff Wayne and lyrics by Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass & Jeff Wayne.
Synopsis: "Describes the invasion of Earth by ruthless Martians with superior intelligence, incredible machines and devastating weaponry. An invading alien race bent on conquering humanity."
The War of the Worlds will include new music, a star cast that has yet to be announced, and a full supporting company of performers. It will also feature video walls, a "Martian Fighting Machine", special effects and a 3D holography of film star Liam Neeson as The Journalist.