The War of the Worlds at Dominion Theatre tickets
The War of the Worlds at Dominion Theatre tickets

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Jeff Wayne’s ground-breaking musical phenomenon The War of the Worlds flies into London’s Dominion Theatre, following years of successful international tours. Originally released as a 1978 concept album that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and has received two Ivor Novello Awards, The War of the Worlds has been spectacularly reimagined for the stage.

Based on H. G. Wells’ celebrated 1898 sci-fi novel, which has been adapted for the stage by Doreen Wayne, The War of the Worlds sees an alien invasion spread across the country, causing mass destruction. A journalist travels through an obliterated and abandoned London in hope of finding his girlfriend, all the while attempting to hide from the cruel Martians who roam the city. Determined to conquer the human race with their fearsome superior weaponry, it seems that the Martians are entirely invincible.

This breath-taking new production features a 3D hologram of Liam Neeson as the Journalist, whilst onstage actors include Jimmy Nail (Evita and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) in his West End debut as Parson Nathaniel. Singers Daniel Bedingfield and Heidi Range also appear on the West End for the first time as The Artilleryman and Beth, alongside Michael Praed, Madalena Alberto and David Essex as The Voice of Humanity.

The War of the Worlds has developed into an extravagant theatrical experience that features sophisticated pyrotechnics, video walls and animatronics, as well as a 22 piece orchestra live onstage. Jeff Wayne conducts onstage and has provided some new music for the stage production, with lyrics in collaboration with Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass, however the memorable, essential progressive symphonic rock score remains. Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Bob Tomson, The War of the Worlds promises to be just as thrilling and exhilarating as it was when first published.

Recommended for

Sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy this thrilling spectacle, which uses the hugely famous The War of the Worlds soundtrack.

Age Recommendations: 8+

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 08 Feb 2016
Press night: 17 May 2016
Booking from: 30 Apr 2016
Booking until: 30 Apr 2016

Location and map

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ

52 Reviews Add review

The music is the most important element of this show which was flawlessly played by the rock band on one side of the stage ably complemented... More

moley 5' 6'', 116 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The show was brilliant! The critics have been slating the show and the new added elements (no spoilers, don't worry!) perfect for the... More

jadeprince 5"4, 152 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This show made me laugh, although it probably wash't meant to, so that is why I have given it four stars as overall I did have a very... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 192 reviews, 10 helpful votes

The interpretation of the music and theatrical atmosphere of Jeff Wayne's War of the World, and having him present on stage complete... More

dawnswallow 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed the matinee performance of War of the Worlds. Daniel Bedingfield and Jimmy Nail were revelations with their excellent... More

pward 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Second visit to see War of the Worlds, enjoyed the first so much when I saw cheap tickets I decided to go again.

christopherkeetch 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The stage and visual effects for 'The War of the Worlds' were stunning but I've personally never been a big fan of this show. The style... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This show was fantastic! Great music and production.

alisonreneti 5'3, 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Brought to keys last minute from Leicester square ticket office. Didn't have a clue what it was about or what to expect. But saw a... More

ritchiej19 5"3', 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes