“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...
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.
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
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
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
Smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion
Overall an enjoyable, humorous, action-filled 80 minutes
A fast-paced tour of fake news of the past, present and future, guided by an otherworldly ensemble of mischievous shapeshifters