PREVIEW: War of the Worlds

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AN ADAPTION of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio play has been reimagined for the modern era and will be brought to the Fringe Festival this year.

The War of the Worlds, adapted by Rhum and Clay, comes to Edinburgh following a sold out run of the show in the first two months of this year at London’s New Diorama Theatre.

The critically acclaimed adaptation of the legendary totem of science fiction is reimagined in line with modern day dilemmas of deliberate disinformation, ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’.

The War of the Worlds will explore audiences inability to separate fact from fiction and our active complicity in the process of being hoodwinked.

With references ranging from the original H.G Wells book and Orson Welles radio play via Jeff Wayne and a nod to Tom Cruise, this intense and unsettling reinvention of the original alien invasion myth shows that in the darkest of times, the truth is a very precious commodity.

Other productions by the company are a one-man adaptation of Dario Fo’s classic, Mistero Buffo which won the Stage Award for Acting Excellence at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and their previous show Testosterone – the true story of a trans man’s search for a new male identity- which is still touring worldwide, three years after its first performance.

Dates: 31 July – 26 August (not 14)

Time: 3:20pm

Venue: Pleasance FORTH at Pleasance Courtyard

Tickets can be purchased from the website.

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