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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 »

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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
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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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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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The Journalist: Come in. Here - drink this.
The Artilleryman: Thank you.
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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 ...
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The war has returned!
18 November 2006 | by reephamike-1See all my reviews

Thirty years the music was considered to be revolutionary, changed the face of music in a BIG way! Why did Jeff Wayne chose to do War of the Worlds? because he was taught by his father to compose what Jeff would love and adapt to, Jeff of course loved war of the worlds.

I read the book it was interesting I played the game, it was great I watched the 1953 movie, it was the most awful adaption I've ever seen.

I have seen the 2005 movie, I wanted to love it but it kinda flopped on me.

But the Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds musical version, OK pararell to the book in some parts but the result was still the same.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE!!! I admire how the music was structured, the violins at the beginning, the incredible vocals, amazing actors/singers and of course it was impressive how they brought Richard Burton back to life. Practically, they have reunited the old with the new to recreate the power of The War of the Worlds by Jeff Wayne.

Thirty years, Jeff, I admire your valiant efforts and unmeasurable patience. You are and still a legend in those who keep attempting to bring back war of the worlds, Well Done!


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