Rhum and Clay Theatre Company | In Partnership with Brighton Festival

The War of the Worlds

Rhum and Clay’s contemporary reimagining of H.G. Wells’ novel and Orson Welles’ legendary science fiction thriller, presented in partnership with Brighton Festival.

“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched…”

But we did believe.

We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. We believe everything the internet tells us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live…

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’ novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

Age Guidance 12+

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For shows in the Connaught Studio: Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Connaught Studio is only accessible via the staircase until further notice. If you have access requirements, please contact the Box Office on 01903 206 206 for further information. Our engineers are attempting to fix the wheelchair lift and we will update all patrons as soon as possible. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Connaught Theatre and our other venues are unaffected.

Fri 8th May 2020

Sat 9th May 2020

Sun 10th May 2020