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The War of the Worlds heading to the West End

Jeff Wayne’s musical version of HG Wells’ novel will make its West End premiere in February

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Jeff Wayne‘s musical version of The War of the Worlds is to make its West End debut at the Dominion Theatre for a limited run from 8 February 2016.

The new production, produced by Bill Kenwright, features the iconic score played live and conducted on stage by Jeff Wayne. According to press materials the show will include 'new music, star cast, and 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.'

The show – based on HG Wells’ novel, first published in 1898 – played a national arena tour in 2014 starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jason Donovan, Brian McFadden and Shayne Ward. Casting for the Dominion production is yet to be announced.

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