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Friday, February 9

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Garcia, Newton Faulkner and Jason Donovan to star in Jeff Wayne's latest musical version of The War of the Worlds

Casting has been announced for Jeff Wayne's latest musical version of The War of the Worlds Alive on Stage, which will embark on a UK tour next year opening at the Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena on 30th November  before before embarking on a UK tour across the month of December to  Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, London's O2 and Brighton.

Liam Neeson again appears in 3D holography as the story's narrator journalist George Herbert. He w ill be joined by Jason Donovan as Parson Nathaniel, wih Carrie Hope Fletcher as his wife Beth.

Adam Garcia will debut as The Artilleryman, Newton Faulkner will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Nathan James will play The Voice of Humanity and Anna-Marie Wayne reprises her role as Carrie, The Journalist's Fiancée.

It is now forty years since Wayne debuted the original concept album (which went on to win two Novello Awards).  He will conduct the piece, which features the Black Smoke Band as well as the 36-piece ULLAdubULLA strings ensemble. The experience will also feature a giant 35-foot tall martian robot, armed with dual fire cannons, alongside a giant 100-foot wide CGI wall.

The show last toured the UK at the end of  2014 before playing the Dominion Theatre in February 2016.


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