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Returning to UK arenas in 2022

One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds returns to UK arenas in 2022 with The Life Begins Again Tour.

Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, the production remains a favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.

In 2006, TWOTW was already considered a cutting-edge production with six trucks filled to the brim. By 2022, which marks 16 years of live touring, the production will be up to 12 trucks, with a host of ingredients and special effects to challenge and excite the senses.

The stellar cast includes Steps star Claire Richards making her debut as Beth, The Parson’s Wife. In addition to a slew of top five singles, three multi-platinum albums and her hit solo album My Wildest Dreams under her belt, Richards has appeared on TV shows like Loose Women, The One Show, Celebrity Big Brother and Popstar To Operastar.

Joining her is former Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer and West End star Kevin Clifton as The Artilleryman. Having thrilled theatre goers across the UK in productions of Rock Of Ages, Dirty Dancing The Musical and The Wedding Singer, he’s thrilled to be returning to the stage in 2022 for this exciting role.

Audiences can also expect to see Liam Neeson in 3D holography as journalist George Herbert and the 35-foot-tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays, along with the nine-piece Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA symphonic string orchestra.

Some of the new updates and additions include a giant arched bridge running from the lip of the stage out over the audience to the front of house desk, three panoramic screens with two hours of cutting-edge CGI and the incineration of a cast member in full view of the audience.

There will also be surround sound, lighting, pyrotechnics and otherworldly special effects – plus a ground-breaking levitation effect, the release of deadly black smoke from the Martian Fighting Machine and The War Of The Worlds’ author himself, HG Wells, appearing in sight and sound.

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New cast announced for Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds

New cast announced for Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds

Steps star Claire Richards is set to make her debut as Beth, The Parson’s Wife, while former Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton will appear as The Artilleryman in the spectacular arena production touring the UK in 2022.

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Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is touring the UK from 23 March – 9 April 2022.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds will be visiting the following UK cities in 2022:

  • Nottingham
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Brighton
  • Bournemouth
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Hull
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • London

See Steps star Claire Richards as Beth, The Parson's Wife, and former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton as The Artilleryman, along with Liam Neeson in 3D holography as journalist George Herbert and a full orchestra conducted by Jeff Wayne.

Tickets for Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds 2022 tour dates are on sale now.

VIP options for Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds include Early Entry and Hot Ticket packages. Collector tickets are also available. Find more information here.

Yes, in spring and summer 2021 witness a Martian invasion firsthand and be part of the story in London when Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience transports you to another world using a mix of virtual reality, 5D effects and live actors.