The War of the Worlds (2020)
Lighting Design, Rhum & Clay
Created by Rhum and Clay
Written by Isley Lynn
Directed by Hamish MacDougall
and Julian Spooner
Movement by Matthew Wells
Design by Bethany Wells
Sound Design by Ben Grant
Lighting Design by Nick Flintoff
and Pete Maxey
Video Design by Iain Syme
Photography by Richard Davenport
★★★★★ "an enjoyable, humorous, action-filled 80 minutes" Everything Theatre
★★★★ "a fast and clever show" The Guardian
★★★★ "a whirling multi-roling ensemble" Whats On Stage
★★★★ "an engagingly layered devised show" The Stage
★★★★ "enjoyable and thought-provoking" London Theatre 1
★★★★ "a polished and inventive reworking" Act Drop
No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched…”
But we did believe.
We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. We believe everything the internet tells us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live...
Inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully re-imagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.