War of the Worlds com­ing to the Con­cor­dia The­atre

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

JOIN the Con­cor­dia the­atre as they hope to recre­ate an in­fa­mous mo­ment in ra­dio his­tory - the live US ra­dio broad­cast by the Or­son Welles Com­pany of The War of the Worlds.

The broad­cast which played out to Amer­ica on Oc­to­ber 30 1939, re­port­edly caused chaos at the time as lis­ten­ers across Amer­ica be­lieved that the ra­dio drama­ti­sa­tion was in fact ‘live news’ and that re­ports of aliens at­tack­ing US cities were real.

For this re­cre­ation of the event, the cast at the Con­cor­dia will be as­sem­bling to play Or­son Welle’s ac­tors read­ing the orig­i­nal ra­dio script.

The the­atre’s sound en­gi­neer will play in live sound ef­fects while res­i­dents across the town are in­vited to join the stu­dio au­di­ence to bring you as close to the re­al­ity of a live record­ing ses­sion as pos­si­ble.

Tick­ets to the event will be £6.50 and can be pur­chased from the the­atre box of­fice from Satur­day De­cem­ber 1.

The broad­cast will be recre­ated on Satur­day Feb­ru­ary 16 and Sun­day Feb­ru­ary 17.

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