The War Of The Worlds… as you’ve never seen it before…


Featuring a stellar cast, Jeff Wayne’s global music phenomenon is reimagined and brought to spectacular West End life for its much-anticipated world stage premiere.


Making their West End debuts are iconic actor, musician, and writer Jimmy Nail and former Sugababes popstar Heidi Range. Joining them are West End stars Michael Praed (The Sound of Music, Palladium) and Madalena Alberto (Evita, Dominion). Completing one of the starriest casts the West End has seen, the legendary David Essex returns to The War Of The Worlds for the first time since he recorded the original double album.


Also featuring Liam Neeson in sight and sound, the iconic Martian Fighting Machine, special effects, and a live orchestra conducted on stage by Jeff Wayne, this phenomenal new production playing for a strictly limited run until 30th April is not to be missed.



(In order of appearance)
George Herbert, The Journalist, 1904 – Liam Neeson
George Herbert, The Journalist, 1898 – Michael Praed
Carrie, The Journalist’s Fiancée – Madalena Alberto
Parson Nathaniel – Jimmy Nail
Beth, Parson Nathaniel’s Wife- Heidi Range
The Artilleryman – Simon Shorten
The Voice of Humanity – David Essex
The Voices of NASA Control – Jerry Wayne

Will Barratt, Ethan Bradshaw, Charlie Bull, Antony Hansen , Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Chris Jenkins, Grace McKee, Jack Mitchell, Marios Nicolaides, Jodie Steele

Archie Anderson, Mia Capacci, Finn Cranston, Libbie Dawson, Sophie Evans, Harrison Gurney , Freya Hazell , Sophie Hazell, Gabriela Izquierdo, Valentino Izquierdo, Freya Jago-Jackson, Iris Jenkins, Daisy Lee, Emily Mills, Yanna Mitropulos, James-Tobias Norrington, Adam Parsons, Tia Phillips, Callum Quinnen, Megan Robinson, Alyssa Reynolds, Callum Reynolds, Callan Stewart, Elijah Wilkinson, Sofia Batista, Daisy Bunce-Page, Alfie Dawson, Matthew Down, Jodie Fuidge, Daisy Gray, Laurel-Grace Kitsell, Amelia Quinnen, Ellie-May Wareham
All the children are members of Babette Langford’s The Young Set

Conductor – Jeff Wayne


Keyboards – Mark Crossland, Rob Eckland, Neil Angilley
Guitars – Chris Spedding, Huw Davies
Guitar and Chapman Stick – Pascal Glanville
Bass Guitar – Jonnie James
Drums – Accy Yeats
Harp and Percussion – Olivia Jageurs

Violins – Marie Anne Bruccheri, Victoria Lyon, Gita Langley, Sarah Tuke, Ellie Stanford, Rosie Langley Sarah Chapman, Suzanne Evans
Violas – Carol Ella, Nozomi Cohen
Cellos – Amy Langley, Llinos Richards
Double Bass – Jo Nichols

Director – Bob Tomson
Choreographer – Liam Steel
Set Designer– Ric Lipson for Stufish
Costume Designer – Gary McCann
Lighting Designer – Tim Oliver
Sound Designer – Dan Samson
Animation – Lennah Seelig for AR Media
Associate Musical Supervisor – Gary Hickeson
BKL Music Associate – Mark Crossland
Deputy Conductor – Neil Angilley
Rehearsal Assistant Musical Director – Jeremy Wootton
String Section Consultant – Marianne Haynes

Performances & Tickets...

  • Monday - Saturday 7.45pm
    Thursday & Saturday 3.00pm

Running Time

2 hours 20 minutes

Opening Times

The theatre's bars and facilities will be open 45 minutes prior to the performance start time, with the main auditorium normally opening 30 minutes before the show begins.

Age Restrictions

The War of the Worlds is recommended for children over 8 years of age. Children under the age of 3 years will not be admitted. Parents should be confident that young children will sit quietly for the duration of the show.

Strobe Lighting

The War of the Worlds contains strobe lighting. If this might affect someone in your party, please ask a member of staff on arrival for details of when this occurs.
  • Ticket Prices

  • £20, £29.00, £49.00, £59.00, £69.00, £99.00 (Premium)*
    • *All tickets include a £1.50 restoration levy.

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How do I book Access Requirement Tickets?

To book tickets or discuss access requirements, please call our box office team on 020 7927 0929, between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

If preferred, our box office team can be contacted by emailing

For more information on our access, please click here.

Is there a Dress Code?

There is no dress code at the theatre. For all performances, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.

Please be advised the auditorium does not have air conditioning due to its age and listed status; however it does have an air cooling system.

What time should I arrive?

The main auditorium doors will open 30 minutes before the show; however, the circle bar is open from 1 hour before the show.

The show will begin at the advertised time and security checks are in place on entry to the theatre. It is therefore advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.

Will I be allowed in if I’m late?

Latecomers may not be seated until a suitable break in the performance. All latecomer’s policies are set by the producers of the show.

Lost Property

Lost property is held for approximately one month. Please contact the theatre as soon as possible between the hours of 10am and 6pm following the loss of an item.

Call 020 7927 0900 and select the option to speak to the Front of House team

There is a cloakroom in the theatre where luggage and coats can be left during the performance. It is situated upstairs on the circle level, and is open approximately 45 minutes before the performance. There is a charge of £1 per item for this service.

We Will Rock You celebrated its 11th Birthday on 14th May 2013.

Due to copyright, the use of photography and recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Unfortunately, the cast are unable to make any announcements from the stage for birthdays, anniversaries etc However, if you’d like us to Tweet about it, please email with the date and time of the performance, the nature of the celebration and the appropriate twitter handles.

The recommended age is dependent on the show and is  indicated in the information pages of that production on this website.

Children under the age of 3 will only be admitted to children’s shows and pantomimes. All children shall require their own Ticket, and to be able to sit in a seat.

The Ticket shall be at full Ticket price if no child concessions are available at the time of purchase.

Children aged 15 or under will not be allowed entry to the event (unless they are supervised for the duration of the event) by a parent or carer.  Supervision of such children shall be by not less than 1 adult per 10 children.

The Management will require these supervisors to remove children if, in the opinion of the Management, they are causing a disturbance.

We have an infra-red hearing system installed in the auditorium allowing for the show to be accessible for the hearing impaired. The system operates on infra-red beams transmitted to a receiver which is on either a headset or a neck loop which the patron wears. We have both the headsets and neck loops available.

The headsets are worn like a stethoscope, with ear pieces that sit comfortably inside the ear.

The neck loop goes over the head like a necklace and creates a loop with the patron’s hearing aid, which must be set to the “T” or “loop” setting.

Patrons who would like to make use of this facility should contact the House Manager upon arrival at the theatre.

Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium. Front of House staff are also available to dog sit if you would prefer, please contact our team in advance to arrange this on 020 7927 0907.

Unfortunately we don’t currently have an audio described performance.

In Person

Dominion Theatre Box Office
268-269 Tottenham Court Road

There are no booking charges for anyone booking tickets in person at the theatre box office.

Opening hours 10:00-19:45 Monday- Saturday
Bank Holidays 12:00-19:45

The auditorium will open approximately 45mins prior to the show.

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0845 2007 982

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International Telephone Number
+44(0)20 8616 5113

Groups of 12+ and educational groups
0844 847 2311

Access Requirement tickets
020 7927 0929

Hospitality & VIP Services

020 7927 0941

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Pre-paid tickets booked via the,  may be collected at any time on the day of the performance.

Tickets booked through any other ticket agent can be collected from an hour before the performance.

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