One of the most trailblazing tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ – Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022.
STRICTLY COME DANCING’S KEVIN CLIFTON as The Artilleryman
BLUE’S DUNCAN JAMES as Parson Nathaniel
STEPS’ CLAIRE RICHARDS as Beth, The Parson’s Wife
INGLORIOUS’ NATHAN JAMES as The Voice of Humanity
ANNA MARIE WAYNE as Carrie, The Journalist’s Fiancée
AND THE MOODY BLUES’ JUSTIN HAYWARD as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist
LIAM NEESON as The Journalist in 3D Holography
Claire Richards said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds for their 2022 Arena tour. To be a part of such an iconic production is so exciting, and I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the road next year.”
Kevin Clifton said: “I am unbelievably excited to be joining the cast of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds. In 2022 this particular story could not be more relevant. After so long without live performance, what better experience could there be than this spectacular arena production complete with a full live onstage orchestra and special effects. ‘Life Begins Again!’ “
Duncan James said: “I have always been a fan of Jeff Wayne and to get to work with such a legend is a dream come true, and I am thrilled to work alongside an incredible cast. I honestly cannot wait to be back on the road and performing again.”
Justin Hayward said: “I’m very happy to be back as part of The War of the World’s family, this time with Jeff’s production ‘The Life Begins Again Tour’, coming to arenas through March and April, 2022.
Wherever I go in the world, ‘Forever Autumn’, along with ‘Nights in White Satin’, is one of the songs that people know and love, and as a singer it’s a joy to perform. This production is sure to be spectacular, and the music as wonderful as ever. I’m looking forward to it all very much”
Nathan James said: “I am so excited to be back touring with Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds as The Voice of Humanity. I had so much fun on the last tour and it’s a real honour to know Jeff enjoyed my version of “Thunder Child” enough to bring me back again! Last time I couldn’t believe my luck and this time is no different. 43 years on and this double album still remains way ahead of its time and is still bringing so much joy. I can’t wait to perform this wonderful album again, to feel the heat of the Pyrotechnics on my epic leather coat and to be back in these incredible venues.”
Anna-Marie Wayne said: “I am so excited to be returning as Carrie, The Journalist’s Fiancée in the 2022 arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds. It’s been a long road to get back to this point of opening up live entertainment but life truly does “Begin Again!”
Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to millions around the world.
In 2006, TWOTW tour was considered a cutting-edge production with 6 trucks filled to the brim. In 2022, marking a momentous 16 years of touring, the production will be up to 12 including a host of new ingredients and special effects that will challenge and excite the senses for audiences of all ages, all set to Jeff’s iconic score.
23 NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
24 BIRMINGHAM RESORTS WORLD ARENA
26 CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA*
27 BRIGHTON CENTRE
28 BRIGHTON CENTRE
29 BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
30 BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
01 MANCHESTER AO ARENA
02 GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO
03 LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
05 HULL BONUS ARENA
06 LIVERPOOL M&S ARENA
07 NEWCASTLE UTILITA ARENA
09 LONDON THE O2*
*MATINEE & EVENING SHOWS
Tickets on general sale now via www.livenation.co.uk