War Of The Worlds

📝Isley Lynn.
📍New Diorama Theatre.
🗓January 2019.

by Rhum & Clay
Director: Hamish McDougall & Julian Spooner
Set Designer: Bethany Wells
Lighting Designer: Nick Flintoff & Pete Maxey

Photo: The Other Richard

“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...” 

But they did believe.

They believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. They believed a water tower was an alien war machine. They believed a man walked on the moon. They believed everything the internet trolls told them...

Written in collaboration with the playwright Isley Lynn and Inspired by Orson Welles' famous radio broadcast and H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds wrestles with the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.”

“It's Benjamin Grant's sound design that stands out .... with analogue radio sounds clashing with crisper podcast tones”
Alex Wood, WhatsOnStage

“Benjamin Grant’s sound design reminds us of radio’s capacity to make invasion from outer space seem plausible”
Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Benjamin Grant’s evocative sound design connects everything, conjuring worlds”
Natasha Tripney, The Stage

“Benjamin Grant’s clever sound design helps us to quickly acclimatise to a show which continuously weaves between different times and places and forms of media. If only he could do the sound design for me looking at my twitter feed”
Henry Gleaden, Exeunt