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The War of the Worlds

16 - 26 October Wilton's Music Hall
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This October, the award-winning NYT REP Company present The War of the Worlds at London's iconic Grade II listed building, Wilton's Music Hall

Created by Rhum + Clay
And written with Isley Lynn
Directed by Hamish Macdougall and Julian Spooner
Movement Direction by Matt Wells

Wilton’s Music Hall
16th – 26th October 2024
Tickets from £15

Age advice: 12+


Box Office 020 7702 2789

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’ by Rhum and Clay and Olivier award-nominated playwright Isley Lynn

Rhum + Clay are an award-winning theatre company led by co-Artistic Directors, Julian Spooner and Matt Wells. Lynn won the 'Most Promising Playwright Award' at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2023 for their play THE SWELL. Together they devised the Offie-nominated and critically acclaimed The War of The Worlds in 2019, selling out a five-week run in London and a four-week run in Edinburgh before a UK and international tour. This new production in partnership with the NYT REP Company will feature 18 of Britain's most exciting young performers from around the UK. The National Youth Theatre return to Wilton’s Music Hall, the oldest Grand Music Hall in the world, following previous successful collaborations on Peter Terson’s Zigger Zagger in 2017 and Silence by Moira Buffini in 2007.

Originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre

Information for Teachers

The War of the Worlds, is currently being studied as a GCSE English OCR & Eduqas currciulum novel, but is also suitable for drama students.

The age guidance is 12+

All schools’ tickets are £15, the 11th ticket is free when you book 10 and you’ll also receive free schools’ resources.

The dates are:

Wednesday 16th October 7.15pm

Thursday 17th October 1.30pm

Thursday 17th October 7.15pm

Friday 18th October 7.15pm

Saturday 19th October 2.30pm

Saturday 19th October 7.15pm

Monday 21st October (Relaxed & BSL) 7.15pm

Tuesday 22nd October 7.15pm

Wednesday 23rd October 7.15pm

Thursday 24th October 1.30pm

Thursday 24th October 7.15pm

Friday 25th October 7.15pm

Saturday 26th October 2.30pm

Saturday 26th October 7.15pm

If you'd like to request a time or date not listed below during the performance period email chenika.neunie@nyt.org.uk and we'll try and accommodate your request.

This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

"deft and ingenious"