Woking, in Surrey, boasts modern architecture and open woodland spaces. It was here that H. G. Wells’ famous book The War of the Worlds was written, and the area features in the novel itself. Famous entertainers hailing from Woking include former Doctor Who star Peter Davison and comedian Harry Hill. Woking theatre comprises several annual fringe festivals and two main venues alongside smaller fringe spaces. The New Victoria Theatre is one of the foremost theatres in South East England. The town’s first large capacity venue, it is a successful producing theatre and plays host to top touring local and international shows too.