War of the Worlds Reviews
Description:Jeff Wayne's iconic musical version of HG Wells 'The War of The Worlds', performed with permission of Jeff Wayne Music, in a stunning new stage adaptation as a one man show, by 'The master of the one man play' (The Guardian) , Pip Utton
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by - written on 06/08/08, updated on 06/08/08 (Very useful, 303 readings)
Marking the thirtieth anniversary of Jeff Wayne's enduringly popular album, thespian Pip Utton has hired a cavern in the centre of Edinburgh for one month to perform an unprecedented one-man adaptation of Wayne's masterpiece. Sadly, this doesn't involve any frantic, one-man band hi-jinks, as he merely speaks and sings over the quiet CD soundtrack. Even more sadly, the performance feels lacking in enthusiasm and spectacle. As a spoken word musical composition with doses of singing, the lyrics of Wayne's album aimed to spark the listener's imagination and conjure the events in their mind's eye, and this effect is lost when watching an unimposing actor treading ... Read the complete review
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