Iconic War of the Worlds coming to the stage

The War of the Worlds cast.
The War of the Worlds cast.

A critically-acclaimed adaption of an iconic science fiction classic is to be staged in South Tyneside.

Jarrow Hall is playing host to Newcastle-based theatre company Northern Stage when they performing their touring production of ‘The War of the Worlds’ for the first time in October.

The new production relocates H.G. Wells’ classic to the North East of England in an inventive re-telling of the story.

Jarrow Hall is operated by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle working with South

Tyneside Council – which owns the Jarrow Hall land and buildings – and Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England and regarded as one of the most important producing theatres in the UK.

Leigh Venus, operations manager for culture and heritage at Groundwork: “This is a really exciting new relationship that recognises the

importance of investing in culture at Jarrow Hall.

“Working together we can deliver high quality events in the heart of South Tyneside, events that enable a wide range of people from the local

community and beyond to benefit from an increasingly exciting, vibrant and creative place.”

Matt Runham, senior producer at Northern Stage, said “We are delighted to be performing The War of the Worlds at Jarrow Hall in the Autumn. It’s great to be able to take work out on tour to different venues. We are hoping this is the start of a longer-term relationship at Jarrow Hall.”

The event is being staged on October 10 and tickets are available from the Bede Museum reception or bu phone on 0191 424 1585.