Cutting edge immersive experience based on ‘The War of The Worlds’ opens in London
A cutting edge immersive experience based on Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, the all-time best-selling double album that terrified generations, has been transformed into a never-before-seen interactive 110-minute adventure. It opens on 31st May 2019 in London and runs for several months.
Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience combines Jeff’s Musical Version, immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.
Visitors will be thrust into the heart of the story from the moment they step inside The Old London Metal Exchange; a 22,000-square foot multi-level site in Central London being transformed for this unique Martian adventure. VR headsets and multisensory storytelling techniques will stimulate the senses: visitors will be able to smell the grass and feel the chill of the story’s famous Horsell Common and physically feel the ground shake as the first cylinder lands.
Live and virtual actors will guide small groups as they walk, crawl and slide through different scenes, like Primrose Hill where the Martians meet their demise, Ogilvy’s Observatory in Woking where we see the first cylinder leave Mars and the Essex seafront where the battle between the Martians and the ironclad, Thunder Child meets its climatic end.