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Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' (2006)

In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War ... See full summary »


Doreen Wayne (adaptation), Jeff Wayne




Credited cast:
Lewis Macleod ... The Martian Voices in The Prequel (as Lewis McLeod)
Richard Burton ... George Herbert, The Journalist (archive sound)
Justin Hayward ... The Sung Thought of The Journalist
Alexis James Alexis James ... The Artilleryman
Anna-Marie Wayne ... Carrie - George Herbert's Fiancée
Chris Thompson Chris Thompson ... The Voice of Humanity
Russell Watson Russell Watson ... Parson Nathaniel
Tara Blaise Tara Blaise ... Beth - The Parson's Wife
Jerry Wayne Jerry Wayne ... The Voices of NASA Control
Daniel Boys Daniel Boys ... Understudy
Hannah Stearne Hannah Stearne ... Understudy
Rachel Sternberg Rachel Sternberg ... Rebecca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dulcie Lewis Dulcie Lewis
Adrian Mansfield Adrian Mansfield
Faith Mansfield Faith Mansfield


In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the UK. The War of The Worlds Live is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. Written by Anonymous

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George Herbert, The Journalist: The hammering from the pit and the pounding of guns grew louder. My fear rose at the sound of someone creeping into the house. Then I saw it was a young artilleryman, weary, streaked with blood and dirt.
The Artilleryman: Anyone here?
The Journalist: Come in. Here - drink this.
The Artilleryman: Thank you.
The Journalist: What's happened?
The Artilleryman: They wiped us out. Hundreds dead - maybe thousands.
The Journalist: The Heat Ray?
The Artilleryman: The Martians! They were inside the hoods of machines they'd made - massive metal things on legs! Giant machines that walked - they attacked us! They wiped us out!
The Journalist: ...
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2 February 2008 | by sallyduncanSee all my reviews

This was a voyage of nostalgia and how I wish I could have attended one of the live concerts. Instead I settled for a home cinema experience that blew my mind. When we first bought the album, my husband and I had not been married long. My children have grown up with and love it as much as we do and we really loved the experience so much that we watched it two nights running. Fantastic! I recommend this for anyone to watch. You will not regret the experience. If you can, see it on a large screen surround sound and imagine that you are in the audience. I don't think I've ever seen a conductor enjoy himself as much as Jeff Wayne. Well done to all.

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6 November 2006 (UK) See more »

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Der Krieg der Welten - Musical Version von Jeff Wayne See more »

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