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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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Doreen Wayne (adaptation), Jeff Wayne
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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 ... 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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Musical | Sci-Fi

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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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Version of War of the Worlds (1988) See more »

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22 August 2007 | by ronald666See all my reviews

I listened to this record so often back in the days that i had to buy me a new double vinyl version.

Now I've seen this live version (i wasn't expecting much from it) i also got goose-skin on places you don't want to know.

Very accurate replay of the original double LP, high respect for the musicians and also for the animators who designed the background movie.

Together with the background animation it watches like a movie following the storyline with the best movie-music ever !

I don't have much more info to add so i write this line to get the minimum of 10 lines text filled up.

Greets and tulips from Holland


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UK

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English

Release Date:

6 November 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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