A full-scale Martian invasion will be enacted at arenas across Britain when Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds returns in a new stage show starring Ricky Wilson, the Kaiser Chiefs singer.
Wayne's album, based on the classic HG Wells story about an invasion from Mars, became one of the Seventies' best-sellers and was then adapted for the stage.
Wilson will join the cast of the new touring musical as The Artilleryman, a role made famous by David Essex. Liam Neeson will take the narrator's role.
The show opens in Dublin in November, moving on to 15 dates in England, Scotland and Wales.Reuse content