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Join us at NST City, our new venue in the heart of Southampton City Centre, offering a creative environment, two theatre spaces, rooms to hire and Tyrrells our cafe bar.
23 January, 2020 - 29 January, 2020
01 January, 2020 - 06 April, 2020
15 April, 2020 - 25 April, 2020
★★★★ “Smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion” Michael Billington, The Guardian
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres co-production with Brighton Festival, HOME Manchester, and New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. Originally commissioned by New Diorama. Supported by China Plate, Corn Exchange Newbury, The New Wolsey Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.
Created by Rhum and Clay and written with Isley Lynn
Director Hamish McDougall and Julian Spooner
Designer Bethany Wells
Recommended ages: 12+
“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...”
But we did believe.
We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon.
We believe everything the internet trolls tell us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live...
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’.
“Smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion”
Michael Billington, The Guardian
“A whirling multi-rolling ensemble...just juicy"
What’s On Stage
Tickets: £10, £17, £22, £27