JEFF WAYNES WAR OF THE WORLDS FINAL ARENA TOUR
Based on HG Wells’ classic science fiction story and one of the most successful stage shows of recent times, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is to tour for the sixth and final time at the end of this year. It will be the sixth UK tour in eight years.
Liam Neeson appears in 3D holography as the story's narrator journalist George Herbert. He leads an all star cast including Shayne Ward/the Artilleryman, Brian McFadden (ex Westlife) performing The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Jason Donovan is reprising his role as Parson Nathaniel and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine from Les Miserables) is playing Beth, Parson Nathaniel's Wife and the X Factor's Joseph Whelan is the Voice of Humanity.
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Neeson appears in three ways during the show: as an 11-foot high hologram; within CGI sequences on a 100-foot animation wall and as a full body interacting holographically with the show’s live performers. Neeson who has starred in films including Schindler’s List, Star Wars and Love Actually said he was “flattered” to be inheriting the role from Burton.
Some of the many special effects in the show include a 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine which fires heat rays at the audience and scans them with bug like eyes plus Illusion, Pyrotechnics, Leaf Drops and Flame Effects with music and sound effects mixed live in surround sound