The War of the Worlds
Published by Methuen Drama
2 Male 2 Female
No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched ...
There is nothing more alluring than a good story
When Orson Welles adapted The War of the Worlds, he wanted to create a thrilling radio drama that would 'feel' real
In fact, it felt so real that it caused hysteria amongst a public just getting used to the outside world invading their living rooms via the radio
Fast forward to 2016, and the internet has replaced the radio as the medium through which we make sense of the world
We remain just as susceptible …
Inspired by H.G. Wells' sci-fi novel and Orson Welles' classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined as a play by Isley Lynn for our era of Fake News and 'alternative facts'
“There aren't many writers who conjure stories the way Isley Lynn can. Her innate instinct for achingly human characters in situations rarely - if ever - seen on stage sets her well apart from most young playwrights. These intimate stories leave a huge impact when set on stage, their echoes long reverberating with her audiences” ~ Laura Kressly, The Play's The Thing
“A whirling multi-rolling ensemble … just juicy” ~ Whatsonstage
“Deft and ingenious” ~ The Guardian
“A smart, engagingly layered show” ~ The Stage
“Remarkable - big beyond its length, size and means” ~ The Observer