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One of the most successful stage shows of recent times, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, returns to UK Arenas with a new star and another technological leap forward. On November 18, 2011 'The New Generation' of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds launched in conjunction with Sony Music, Live Nation and SJM Concerts, featuring a new interpretation of the classic recording followed by a major international arena tour commencing November 2012. Internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson will be seen in 3D holography as the story's narrator and leading a new cast. Neeson will be seen in 3 ways: appearing as the first full body hologram seen on stage interacting with live actors, as an 11-foot high holographic head and shoulders hovering above the stage, and appearing within the 2-hour CGI film projected onto the incredible 100 foot wide 'animation wall' which adds a true epic scale to the production. After 33 years since its original release, Liam takes over from Richard Burton, whose holographic head had appeared in the show since 2006, using the original narration from Jeff Wayne's classic 1978 album, a sound that has lived long in the memory and deep in the psyche of generations who have heard it. The War of the Worlds - The Final Arena Tour website
.Performers Brian McFadden (The Journalist), Jason Donovan (Parson Nathaniel), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Beth), Liam Neeson (in holography), Shayne Ward (Artilleryman), Joseph Whelan, Liam Neeson (in 3D Holography).
Book by H.G.Wells. Music Jeff Wayne. Music Jeff Wayne. Conductor Jeff Wayne.
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