ADC Theatre
Wed 27 February - Sat 2 March

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds"

No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space.

No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinised, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets, and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes.

And slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us.

Jeff Wayne's 1978 concept album The War of the Worlds, combining the iconic 1897 story of alien invasion with progressive rock, orchestra and electronic music, was an instant success that remains a bestseller today. This live experience combines ambitious tech, music and performance, recreating an alien invasion within the ADC auditorium.


Wed 27 February at 11:00pm
Thu 28 February at 11:00pm
Fri 1 March at 11:00pm
Sat 2 March at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


WED £7–£9, THU £8–£10, FRI/SAT £9–£11

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. 


ADC Theatre
Park Street
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27 February 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
28 February 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
1 March 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
2 March 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets