War of the Worlds at The O2


Watch in awe as an alien invasion takes place to a rousing musical score, as War of the Worlds makes a return to London at The O2 Arena

Shayne Ward of X Factor fame, Westlife’s Brian McFadden, Jason Donovan and the voice of Liam Neeson star in the latest incarnation of Jeff Wayne's long-running rock spectacular based on the classic tale by H.G. Wells.

The production completes its sixth UK tour in eight years with the London show. Playing the Artilleryman, Ward joins McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, while Donovan reprises the role of the hysterical parson who, in his terror, almost reveals the humans’ hiding place to the Martians. Neeson again puts in a 3D holographic performance as The Journalist. 

Wayne himself returns to conduct the nine-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings. The composer’s musical version of the tale first appeared as an album in 1978 and went on to become the 39th best-selling record of all time in the UK.

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The O2

Peninsula Square
North Greenwich
SE10 0DX
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