War Of The Worlds - Northern Stage
Thursday 18th October 2018 @ 7.30pm
This vivid and dynamic new production relocates the story to the North East of England, where a band of survivors confront a Martian invasion against the backdrop of 1898 Newcastle. This sci-fi story charts their fortunes as they become refugees in their own country, forced to flee from an unknown and unprovoked enemy, and battle against the devastation and destruction of their planet. Laura Lindow’s script cleverly weaves in references to the North East’s industrial heritage and inventions – from shipbuilding to the first street in the UK to be lit by electric lightbulbs, while Mariam Rezaei’s eerie, atmospheric soundscape drives the narrative.
The War of the Worlds was the first piece of work to be produced as toured as part of Northern Stage’s pioneering actor training programme NORTH. The production allowed four emerging actors from the North East to perform professionally with the theatre in Spring 2018 and following it’s huge success we will be remounting the production for a tour in Autumn 2018.
WAR OF THE WORLDS