Discover his inspiration for the children’s story about a cheeky little fellow with big dreams of being in the spotlight.
Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds tour begins later this month at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, before heading around the UK throughout December.
The arena tour marks 40 years since the release of the double-album based on HG Wells dark Victorian tale and will see Jeff Wayne take on conducting duties where he’ll be joined by the nine-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings.
The ambitious production, which promises to break the fourth wall and be highly immersive, will star Jason Donovan, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Garcia, Newton Faulkner, Nathan James and Anne-Marie Wayne.
Ahead of the tour, the show’s cast and the main man himself Jeff Wayne sat down to reflect on what the production means to them. Watch the full set of videos below:
Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jason Donovan
Nathan James and Newton Faulkner
Anne-Marie Wayne and Adam Garcia
See The War of the Worlds at the following UK tour dates:
30 November 2018 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
1 December 2018 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
2 December 2018 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
4 December 2018 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
5 December 2018 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
7 December 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
8 December 2018 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
9 – 10 December 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
12 – 13 December 2018 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
15 December 2018 – The O2 Arena, London (including matinee show)
16 – 17 December 2018 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
Tickets for The War of the Worlds are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.