The Surrey town of Woking 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 as the Martians’ landing spot. Famous faces hailing from Woking include former Doctor Who Pete Davison, chef Delia Smith and comedian Harry Hill, while The Spice Girls began their career in Woking’s Knaphill Studio. Woking theatre comprises several annual fringe festivals and two main venues alongside smaller fringe spaces. The New Victoria Theatre, which opened in 1992, is ones 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.