Opening at the Old Metal Exchange on the 31st May 2019, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of the Worlds’: The Immersive Experience will combine immersive theatre, virtual reality and holograms.
Based on Jeff Wayne’s musical version The War of The Worlds’, the best-selling album that terrified generations over the last forty years, this new immersive experience will allow audiences to step into HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale.
The Old Metal Exchange will be completely transformed for the martian invasion of 1898 by combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality holograms and other cutting-edge technology to make audiences feel a part of the invasion.
Speaking about his involvement with the production, Jeff Wayne, composer and producer of the musical version of The War of The Worlds said: “It’s incredible to work with dotdotdot. Taking my Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ and turning it into a virtual reality experience is groundbreaking, and I can’t wait to ‘live’ it myself.”
The experience will see live and virtual actors guiding 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 the first cylinder leave Mars and the Essex seafront where the battle between the Martians and the ironclad, Thunder Child meets its climatic end.
Talking about what people can expect from the experience, Andrew McGuinness, founder and CEO of dotdotdot explained: “By using technology in a way never been seen before, we are able to allow people to step within and feel part of the story rather than simply observing from the outside. The scale of the production, the music, next generation tech and theatre will work together to immerse the audience in the production in a way that will shock, surprise and delight. Guests will also experience the same emotions they would feel if they were actually living within the story, from joy to genuine fear.”
Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds Immersive Experience will open in London from the 31st May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.dotdot.london/