Saturday, January 28

The musical-comedy, action adventure we didn’t know we needed!

War of the Worlds (on a budget) is the perfect show for comedy and music lovers, families with teenagers and festival goers who want to start their day with a blast!

Lamphouse Theatre will bring a brand-new musical comedy version of War of the Worlds to theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Featuring just one actor, War of the Worlds (on a budget) will parody Jeff Wayne’s epic arena tour and Tom Cruise’s Hollywood film while paying homage to HG Wells’ original story.

With a full soundtrack of brand-new music, plus a loop pedal, a ukulele, lots of cardboard props, plenty of laughs and many hats, this take on the famous disaster story will be more hectic than heroic. Clowning, comedy, music and improvisation will ensure a side-splitting night out: Lamphouse’s unique style, of devised comedy based on well-known stories, will be a crowd-pleaser. Producer Becky Owen Fisher said, “War of the Worlds (on a budget) encompasses everything we do best, from epic music to slightly disappointing cardboard props and one actor desperately trying to tell an enormous story while everything falls down around them.”

Photo: Thomas Byron Photography

Lamphouse Theatre are a devising theatre company who specialise in clown, improvisation and live music. Lamphouse tells epic stories in intimate settings, packed with live music, comedy and spontaneity. They perform with a playful mischief and work with clowns, comedians, musicians and movers to create funny, exciting and heart-warming stories collaboratively.

Venue: theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, Venue 53

Dates: 5th – 27th August (not 14th)

Times: 5th-13th August 10:50, 15th-20th August 11:05, 21st August 17:20, 22nd-27th August 12:10 (0hr55)

Ticket prices: £10 / £8

Venues box office: 0131 510 2384 /  

Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000 /  

Suitable for 12+