In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most ground-breaking and bestselling musical works of all time with over 16 million albums sold to date. In 2006 Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The World took to the stage for the first time with audiences and critics praising its innovative use of music, technology, live performance and special effects.
Today, it remains one of the most trailblazing live shows of all time, soon to mark 16 years of extraordinary live tours. In 2012 The New Generation DVD was released with new technology and effects plus an all-star cast featuring: Liam Neeson seen in advanced 3D holography – recording, stage and screen star Jason Donovan, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson, Wet Wet Wet's Marti Pellow, Jettblack's Will Stapleton, Wicked's Kerry Ellis, and the 9-piece Black Smoke Band, the symphonic ULLAdubULLA Strings conducted by Jeff Wayne – plus the incredible 3-tonne 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real Heat Ray flames over the audience.
This award-winning arena production was filmed live at London's O2 Arena with 23 cameras for spectacular visual coverage.