Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds Along with a few friends I went along to see the live show of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. This is the second time I’ve seen it (saw the first tour last year too) and it just gets better and better. Far from just a repeat of last year’s, it is evolving in many subtle ways with slight changes to the arrangements, additional special effects and CGI and fantastic touches from the musicians and performers.

In addition to seeing the show, my good friend, Tony who works on Jeff’s website, got us back stage passes to the aftershow party. We met up with Jeff and right hand man, Damian Collier and most of the performers and musicians including top bloke John Payne who replaced Russell Watson as the Parson, the lovely Sinead Quinn who replaced Tara Blaise as Beth, the mad and brilliant Alexis James who played the Artilleryman, Chris Thompson who is the fantastic voice of humanity, guitar maestro Chris Spedding and amazing percussionist Julia Thornton.

We had an absolutely amazing night and I’ve posted a few photos too. I’d like to thank Jeff, Damian and all the performers and musicians for their wonderful hospitality. They made us welcome from the word go and were genuinely interested in our opinions of the show.