Just Down the Road: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds '“ Alive on Stage
Leeds First Direct Arena, Tuesday December 4 2018
Commanding the stage, Jeff Wayne returns to the podium to conduct the nine-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA strings, while Liam Neeson retains his role in 3D holography as The Journalist.
Built around a huge arched bridge running through the centre of the arena brings the action closer to the audience for a most captivating and immersive experience.
This production, mixed live in Surround Sound, will once again feature:
The iconic three-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience.
A 100-foot wide Animation Wall with two hours of cutting edge CGI.
A ground-breaking levitation effect.
The incineration of a cast member in full view of the audience.
Leaf drops over the audience.
Jeff Wayne said: “In June 1978 my original double album was released. I had no idea if it would vanish as quickly as one can say ‘ULLAdubULLA’ But here I am today, soon to be celebrating its 40th anniversary culminating in what I believe will be the most exciting arena tour we’ve ever performed.”