Travel back in time to HG Wells’ dark Victorian England in a new multi-sensory immersive experience, taking place at The Old London Metal Exchange. Using immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented realit holograms and other cutting-edge technology, visitors will be able to experience the fictional Martian invasion narrated in HG Wells’ War Of The Worlds, and later in Jeff Wayne’s musical interpretation of the story.
Audiences will be guided along in small groups of 12 by live and virtual actors, as they walk, crawl and slide through different scenes: from drinking tea in a Victoria household while Martians roam outside to witnessing an enormous Martian Fighting Machine rise above them in virtual reality. The experience stimulates all the senses – you’ll smell the grass and feel the chill of the story’s famous Horsell Common, and feel the ground shake as the first cylinder lands. The total run lasts for 110 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission in the Red Weed Bar. Finish by enjoying a bite to eat and a drink at the steampunk themed bar.
This year is the 40th anniversary of Jeff Wayne’s musical interpretation of The War of The Worlds, a science fiction novel by HG Wells first published in 1898.
From 31 May 2019
Old Metal Exchange, 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3M 5JE
Tickets from £39.50, available to purchase from dotdot.london