The War of The Worlds

The War of The Worlds

4.2 (6) · New Writing, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

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

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3 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Now this should be interesting. Rhum and Clay, whose 64 Squares I really loved, team up with Skin a Cat’s Isley Lynn with a new show inspired by HG Wells’ sci-fi novel and the response to Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation that supposedly caused panic with people believing the US was being invaded by aliens. Rhum and Clay explore truth and lies and what we believe and want to believe.”


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...

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci- novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation,The War of the Worlds wrestles with the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

Critic reviews

The War of the Worlds is an interesting play with a lot to enjoy. The “fake news” stance does feel a little old news as the third anniversary of the referendum approaches, but for those who don’t mind that, this is a decent production

The Upcoming

In making their (excellent) point and staging the show in an innovative and engaging style, the company have somewhat neglected to support and drive the narrative at the heart of the action

Broadway World

The show may be more of a war of words than a war of the worlds but it's all the better for it


A smart, teasing homage to Orson Welles’s ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast and its legacy

Time Out

Smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion

The Guardian

Engaginly layered

The Stage

Overall an enjoyable, humorous, action-filled 80 minutes

Everything Theatre

A fast-paced tour of fake news of the past, present and future, guided by an otherworldly ensemble of mischievous shapeshifters


Date & time

Show ended
Tue 8 Jan - Sat 9 Feb, 3pm & 7.30pm


15 - 16 Triton Street, Regent's Place NW1 3BF London, UK · Get Directions

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