One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ – Alive on Stage! is coming to Hull’s Bonus Arena in 2021.
Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, it remains a firm favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.
The show visits on Tuesday, 13 April.
In 2006 TWOTW was already considered a cutting edge production with six trucks filled to the brim. But in 2021, which marks a momentous 15 years of live touring, the production be up to 12 trucks, and with it, a host of ingredients and special effects that will challenge and excite the senses. A stellar cast will also be announced in the next few weeks.
Liam Neeson in 3D holography as George Herbert, The Journalist
The iconic 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience.
The 9-piece Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA symphonic string orchestra.
Leaf drops over the audience.
Mixed live in Surround Sound
UPDATED FOR 2021:
The giant arched bridge now running from the lip of the stage out over the audience to the front of house desk.
Three panoramic screens with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI and other content
The incineration of a cast member in full view of the audience.
NEW FOR 2021:
Lighting, pyrotechnics… and other-worldly special effects.
Ground-breaking levitation effect.
The release of deadly Black Smoke from the Martian Fighting Machine
plus ‘The War of The Worlds’ author, HG Wells – appearing in sight and sound.
|13 Apr 2021||8:00pm||£57.40 - £166.15||Book Now|
Bonus Arena is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade tours as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events. The plans include the building of the new arena, alongside the rebuilding of Osborne Street car park and additional public spaces in a currently derelict area on Myton Street behind Princes Quay shopping centre. The arena is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018. The building is owned by Hull City Council and will be managed by SMG Europe, a world leader in venue management, operation and marketing with more than 220 venues worldwide, including Manchester Arena, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, First Direct Arena Leeds, The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre Scunthorpe.