The War of the Worlds 2021.

Derby Theatre, Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NG, UK

Tue 14th September 2021 - Thu 16th September 2021
£16-£31
The War of the Worlds 2021
Location

Derby Theatre, Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NG, UK

Opening times
Tue 14th September 2021 - Thu 16th September 2021
Tickets & Information
£16-£31
Anchor

About The War of the Worlds 2021.

Presented by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, written with Isley Lynn

“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. Now we’ve come to believe everything the internet tells us and the end of the world is being broadcast live…

There is nothing more alluring than a good story. When Orson Welles adapted The War of the Worlds, he wanted to create a thrilling radio drama that would ‘feel’ real. In fact, it felt so real that it caused hysteria amongst a public just getting used to the outside world invading their living rooms via the radio. Fast forward to 2021, and the internet has replaced the radio as the medium through which we make sense of the world. We remain just as susceptible …

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

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