One of the most recognisable science fiction stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds set the bar for the emerging genre and created many tropes we know well today, such as alien invasion, space travel and interplanetary war. Many stories, movies and games have been inspired by this sobering story of struggle and survival, in fact it’s hard to realise just how groundbreaking the original story was.

The War of the Worlds has been adapted many times over the year, including Jeff Wayne’s 1970’s rock opera. The most recent version from Audible takes the original suspense and drama of Wells’ novel, and updates it with elements from Wayne’s electrifying score, as well as a number of new musical pieces. This audio-drama blends that original music with an evocative sound, immersing listeners in the action and drama.

A brilliant modern take on a well-loved classic.

Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama stars Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Adrian Edmondson, Theo James and Anna-Marie Wayne.

Also featuring: Rachel Atkins, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Josh Bond, Nicholas Boulton, Philip Bulcock, Jessica Dennis, Stephen Fletcher, Pete Gold, David Holt, Roger May, Harry Myers, Richard Reed, Mark Straker, Ben Whitehead and Sarah Whitehouse.

Run-time approximately 5 hours