Audiences will be transported to Victorian England, as depicted by H. G. Wells in cult sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds; for 90 minutes, normal life will be replace with the chaos of martian invasion.
This immersive experience is based on composer Jeff Wayne’s bestselling album, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Despite its distinctly un-catchy title, it has sold over 2.5 million copies its 40-year lifespan, inspiring remakes, live shows and even spin-off video games.
A prolific jingle writer—for everything from Gordon’s Gin to BBC’s Sixty Minutes—Wayne has teamed up with dotdotdot to bring his magnum opus to life. His music will be combined with dotdotdot’s ‘layered reality’ techniques, which juxtapose state-of-the-art technology and virtual reality with more traditional, physical sets.
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience will take place at The Old London Metal Exchange. This ample 22,000 sq. ft. warehouse will allow dotdotdot, and their guests, to create an alien invasion of epic scale.
Andrew McGuinness, the founder and CEO of dotdotdot, explains that ‘by using technology in a way never been seen before, we are able to allow people to step within and feel party of the story.’ Every ticketholder, he promises, will ‘experience the same emotions they would feel if they were actually living within the story, from joy to genuine fear.’
|What||Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: An Immersive Experinec|
|Where||The Old Metal Exchange, 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3M 5JE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Aldgate (underground)|
31 May 19 – 30 Jun 19, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information|