The world premier of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
TONIGHT: VIPS Jason Donovan and Carrie Hope-Fletcher attended the world preview of the new immersive experience of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds Premier Tonight 30 May 2019
Jeff Wayne was joined by fellow celebrities, Jason Donovan, Nathan James, Tom Brittney, Anna-Marie Wayne, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Olivia Wayne who were some of the first into the newly opened Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience. The show uses a ground breaking interactive blend of virtual reality, volumetric holograms and live theatre to take visitors into the heart of this classic science fiction story like never before. The show heavily features Jeff Wayne’s award winning musical score as well as holographic performances by Tom Brittney, Anna-Marie Wayne and Carrie Hope Fletcher, a 10 metre slide, the smell of burning flesh and a virtual reality hot air balloon flight to Mars. The show is part of a night out experience where visitors can sample steampunk inspired cocktails and food all set within Victorian Britain in The Spirit of Man Bar. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience opens to the public on 56 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 2DX from 31 May 2019. Further information visit www.dotdot.london
Notes to Editors
dotdotdot uses Layered Reality to take you to other worlds. The first experience, SOMNAI was launched in London in March 2018 and received widespread praise for its level of innovation. Opening in May 2019, Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is a layered reality multi-sensory immersive experience set across a vast 22,000 sq ft. setting that combines Jeff Wayne’s music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology. Each visitor will STEP WITHIN and participate in the story of The War of The Worlds which has inspired and terrified generations. dotdotdot have transformed the story into a pioneering immersive experience for all to enjoy.
About Jeff Wayne
Born in Forest Hills, New York, Jeff Wayne is an award-winning composer, arranger, conductor and producer. Jeff’s musical interpretation of HG Wells’ ‘The War of The Worlds’ has achieved international acclaim, winning two UK 'Ivor Novello' Awards and the USA’s 'Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy', (with Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg judging). With multi-million sales, it’s one of the longest running albums in UK chart history, ranking No 32 in the UK’s favourite albums of all time. 2019 sees a dramatic new virtual reality experience of Jeff’s musical version launching in June within a 22,000+ square feet space at London’s Old Metal Exchange.