“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...”
But they did believe.
They believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. They believed a water tower was an alien war machine. They believed a man walked on the moon. They believed everything the internet trolls told them...
Written in collaboration with the playwright Isley Lynn and Inspired by Orson Welles' famous radio broadcast and H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds wrestles with the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.
Age guidance: 12+
Running Time: 80 Mins (no interval)
Commissioned and Co-Produced by New Diorama Theatre.
Quotes & Reviews
PRESS QUOTES FOR RHUM & CLAY
★★★★ "A smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion... deft and ingenious" The Guardian on The War of the Worlds
★★★★ "a smart, engagingly layered show" The Stage on The War of the Worlds
★★★★ "a whirling multi-roling ensemble" WhatsOnStage on The War of the Worlds
★★★★★ “This is, in short, a tour de force." WhatsOnStage on Mistero Buffo
★★★★★ "A magnificent production." The Stage on Mistero Buffo
★★★★★ “Pulled-off triumphantly” Time Out on Hardboiled
★★★★ “Beautifully put-together, intelligent and moodily atmospheric” The Guardian on 64 Squares
ABOUT RHUM AND CLAY
Born at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010, Rhum & Clay is a multi-award winning theatre ensemble led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells. Passionate about finding new stories and bringing them to the stage, Rhum and Clay collaborate with writers, musicians, dancers, designers and anyone with an interesting story to tell.
www.rhumandclay.com / @rhumandclay
CAST & CREATIVES
Created by Rhum and Clay and written with Isley Lynn.
Directed by Hamish MacDougall and Julian Spooner
Movement by Matthew Wells
Set and Costume Design by Bethany Wells
Sound Design by Ben Grant
Lighting Design by Nick Flintoff and Pete Maxey
Producer Hannah Tookey