LONDON, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Westlife's Brian McFadden, Jason Donovan & Les Miserables' Carrie Hope Fletcher First Stars Announced
Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour in 2012, Live Nation and SJM Concerts, are delighted to announce that one of the most ground-breaking tours of all time, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is to return for the sixth and final time in 2014.
The announcement coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Orson Welles iconic radio adaptation, the 35th anniversary of Jeff Wayne's classic multi-platinum album and the 115th anniversary of HG Wells' classic novel.
The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the Podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings with the final two musical Guest Artistes to be announced.
Liam Neeson's 3D holographic performance as The Journalist will also return but with enhanced technology.
The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist will be performed by Brian McFadden, Jason Donovan is reprising his hugely popular role as Parson Nathaniel and Carrie Hope Fletcher featuring as Beth, Parson Nathaniel's Wife, direct from her current and widely acclaimed West End performance in Les Miserables, as Eponine.
The production will be the sixth UK tour in eight years. Jeff Wayne said: "Bringing The War of The Worlds to life in many of the world's finest arenas has been the most amazing experience for me over the last seven years. We've achieved more than we ever thought was possible both musically and technologically.
However, the time is right to take The War of The Worlds in new directions after the 2014 tour. I am so very appreciative of the fantastic support over the years from so many established fans as well as numerous new ones we've attracted. Thank you all sincerely.
All I can say for the future of TWOTW is - Watch this space!"
The tour announcement follows the DVD and Blu-ray released on Monday 25 November 2013 of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, The New Generation. Filmed at a sold-out London O2 Arena, it features Liam Neeson as George Herbert The Journalist in 3D holography and an all-star cast including Marti Pellow as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Jason Donovan as Parson Nathaniel, Wicked's Kerry Ellis as his wife Beth, Kaiser Chiefs' front-man Ricky Wilson as The Artilleryman and Jettblack's Will Stapleton.
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