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.”
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 / email@example.com
Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com
Suitable for 12+