The War of the Worlds

8 January – 9 Feburary, 2019


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

But they did believe.

They believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. They believed a water tower was an alien war machine. They believed a man walked on the moon. They believed everything the internet trolls told them...

Written in collaboration with the playwright Isley Lynn and Inspired by Orson Welles' famous radio broadcast and H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds wrestles with the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

Quotes & Reviews


★★★★★ “This is, in short, a tour de force." WhatsOnStage on Mistero Buffo

★★★★★  "A magnificent production." The Stage on Mistero Buffo

★★★★★ “Pulled-off triumphantly” Time Out on Hardboiled 


★★★★ “Beautifully put-together, intelligent and moodily atmospheric” The Guardian on 64 Squares

The Company

Born at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010, Rhum & Clay is a multi-award winning theatre ensemble led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells. Passionate about finding new stories and bringing them to the stage, Rhum and Clay collaborate with writers, musicians, dancers, designers and anyone with an interesting story to tell. / @rhumandclay

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