The War of the Worlds

by Rhum & Clay with Isley Lynn Originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre

No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched…

But they did believe.

They believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. They believed a water tower was an alien war machine. They believed a man walked on the moon. They believed everything the internet trolls told them…

Written in collaboration with the playwright Isley Lynn and inspired by Orson Welles’ famous radio broadcast and H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds wrestles with the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

Born at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010, Rhum & Clay is a multi-award winning theatre ensemble led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells.

Imagery credit: Guy J Sanders


“Sci-fi classic given a new and clever”

The Guardian

“Smart, engagingly layered show”

The Stage

“A whirling multi-roling ensemble… - just juicy”


The War of the Worlds

12 February 2019 - 8:00 pm
13 February 2019 - 8:00 pm
14 February 2019 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £16
Concessions: £14
Members: 15% off

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