Shows will be out of this world

JEFF Wayne’s musical version of The War Of The Worlds is on tour again and can be seen later this year at Nottingham Arena on December 4 and at Sheffield Arena on December 9, with tickets now on sale for both shows.

In this show, dubbed The New Generation, Ricky Wilson, fresh from a world tour with the Kaiser Chiefs, will take on his first ever performance role as The Artilleryman, originally played by David Essex on Jeff Wayne’s classic recording. It is a new challenge for the rock star who grew up listening to Jeff’s album.

Sharing the stage, as Beth, is one of the most in demand talents in modern musical theatre – Kerry Ellis, who has received huge acclaim for her roles in West End hits Wicked and We Will Rock You.

They will be joining one of the world’s finest actors, Liam Neeson, as The Journalist, taking up the baton previously occupied by the late Richard Burton. Liam Neeson’s 3D holographic performance will be seen in three separate ways, including as the world’s first full body hologram, interacting with live performers on stage.

Ticket details for the Sheffield show are available on 0114 256 5656 and for the Nottingham date on 0844 412 4624.