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The War Of The Worlds - Alive On Stage!

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H.G. Wells' epic comes alive on-stage

No one would have believed that Jeff Wayne’s musical treatment of H.G. Wells’ novel would still be active 35 years after his album’s debut.

The prog-rock stays rooted in the 1970s, something the stage show’s CGI and pyrotechnics do little to counter. With Richard Burton indisposed it is left to Liam Neeson’s hologram to narrate the Martian invasion while Marti Pellow and Jason Donovan perform ‘live’.

The result is bloated, over-extended and epically portentous, yet not without moments of gob-smacking majesty.

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    • rmcmillen01

      Apr 19th 2013, 16:54

      I search no longer for an example of something that is so beautifully horrible that it is in fact.... astounding! I thought most of the movies I had in mind when writing "A Call To Arms... Sort of" on Hub Pages would fit the bill....... but nothing like this. Even the IDEA of this is so unfortunately bad that it makes my head hurt.... just lovely

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