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The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage!

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Kids Go Half Price at the Multi-Media Extravaganza this Fathers Day - JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – ALIVE ON STAGE!

“Dazzling…I felt a shiver of excitement...” - Daily Telegraph
“Fabulous” - The Times
“Simply Epic!” - The Sun
“…Who could ask for more…” - Evening Standard
“…Thoroughly entertaining.” “Truly impressive” - BBC News
“Mind- Melting, Multi-Media Extravaganza” - The West Australian

With Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage! tour dates booking fast across the UK early booking is advised and for a limited period only (bookings made 18-20th JUNE) kids go half price - making it an ideal Father’s Day gift. Back by phenomenal demand, the show is set to return to major arena’s around the UK and Europe in 2010/2011.

Following the hugely successful and critically acclaimed sell-out arena tours in 2006, 2007 and 2009, singing and acting sensation Jason Donovan, Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon, X Factor singing sensation Rhydian and Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward will star in the highly anticipated new production which will be invading the UK and Europe from November 2010, through January 2011.

Jeff Wayne will once again be conducting the 10-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings.

Jason Donovan said “As a big fan of Jeff Wayne I feel so proud to be part of The War of The Worlds. I grew up listening to this album so it’s very special to be performing one of the main roles. The Artilleryman is a really key character and it lets me explore both the actor and singer within me. Everything about this show is spectacular. I cannot believe I will really be performing live on the same stage as an eleven foot high hologram of Richard Burton, giant screens, a Martian Fighting Machine, a band, an orchestra and of course Jeff. What a show!”

Jeff comments: “I’m most excited about Jason and Liz joining our newest production of The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage! Having worked with them both in my studio, developing their roles, I know they will bring their own individual magic to the character of The Artilleryman, and Beth, the wife of Parson Nathaniel.

And it is also very special for me and all TWOTW team to know that Justin Hayward will once again be returning as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist. Justin is a remarkable artist who is amongst the few, from any genre of music, who have spanned such a long and successful career both as lead singer with the Moody Blues and as a solo artist.”

UK fans and media alike have been astounded by the groundbreaking technology featured in previous productions, including:

• An 11-foot high 3D photo-real floating hologram of Richard Burton, In Sight and Sound, as George Herbert, The Journalist
• A 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing Heat Rays at the audience and scanning them with its bug-like eyes
• A 100-foot wide by 25 foot high screen projecting 2-hour CGI-animated movie in sync with the show and its live performances
• Special Effects including from the world of Illusion, plus Pyrotechnics, leaf drops, and Flame Effects to heighten the audience’s interactive experience!
• Music and sound effects mixed live in surround sound

The 2010-11 production is shaping up to be the most innovative and exciting yet, with a range of new ingredients, including an Ensemble of speciality performers who will add new dimension to the unfolding of HG Wells’ visionary story.

The album originally released in June 1978 features a ground-breaking blend of prog rock, electronic instrumentation and classical orchestration, as well as a spell-binding narration by Richard Burton and outstanding performances by some of the biggest artists of the 70s, including David Essex, Justin Hayward, Phil Lynott and Julie Covington.

The album has enjoyed huge success and critical acclaim across the globe with some 15 million records sold, spending over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart (to date) plus achieving two International hit singles ‘The Eve of The War’ and ‘Forever Autumn’.

It has also won two prestigious UK Ivor Novello Awards, and the US Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy - the judges having included Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Additionally, in 2007, Jeff won Classic Rock’s ‘Showman of The Year’ Award.

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds has grown into a true classic, garnering new generations of devoted followers, whilst inspiring the faithful listeners from the past decades.

The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage! 2010-2011 is a thrilling and entertaining multi-media extravaganza – one not to be missed!

For further information please contact EdenCancan:

Nick Fulford 020 7467 9404 or nick.fulford@edencancan.com
Laura Leveson 020 7467 9405 or laura.leveson@edencancan.com

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Editors Notes:
Kids go half price on bookings made 18-20th JUNE when booking for an adult and child. One half price child per adult ticket purchase only.

2010-11 Tour dates for The War of the Worlds – Alive on Stage!:

HOLLAND
November 2010
Thu 25 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
On-Sale NOW

BELGIUM
November 2010
Fri 26 – Lotto Arena, Antwerp
On-Sale NOW www.thewaroftheworlds.be

IRELAND
November 2010
Mon 29 – Dublin O2 Arena, Ireland www.ticketmaster.ie
Tue 30 – Belfast Odyssey, Northern Ireland www.theodysseyarena.com
Pre-Sale Nov 11, 2009, General On-Sale Nov 13, 2009

UK
2010 December
Thu 02 – NEWCASTLE ARENA
Fri 03 – GLASGOW SECC
Sat 04 – SHEFFIELD ARENA
Sun 05 – MANCHESTER MENA
Tue 07 – LIVERPOOL ARENA
Wed 08 – NOTTINGHAM ARENA
Thu 09 – BIRMINGHAM NIA
Fri 10 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Sat 11 - BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Sun 12 – LONDON O2
Tue 14 – CARDIFF CIA
Thu 16 – BRIGHTON CENTRE
Sat 18 – WEMBLEY ARENA
Pre-Sale Nov 11, 2009, General On-Sale Nov 13, 2009
www.thewaroftheworlds.com