“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s…”
And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average…
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale.
The chances of success? A million to one…
“A breathless, unmissable parody… outstanding”
“Exhaustingly ridiculous energy… irreverent yet affectionate” * * * *
“A jovial, convivial comedy, which still shows respect for the story” * * * *
“Incredibly funny… It doesn’t sound like it should work, but it really does.” * * * *