December 17, 2012, 3:46 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- One of the most famous and well-loved science fiction dramas, the War of the Worlds, is being brought to the O2 this winter with a bucket load of groundbreaking special effects in tow. Jeff Wayne's musical version of this epic classic is being reanimated with 3D holography for just one day, 15 December, at London's O2 Arena.
The stars of the show are likely to be the awe-inspiring holograms, but Hollywood heavyweight Liam Neeson is taking control of the leading role, narrating as George Herbert.
Neeson will take three guises in the War of the World's O2 performance. At various stages of the show he will be a full body hologram, an 11-foot holographic head, which will float over the entire stage, and finally his image will be projected onto a vast, 100-foot wide ‘animation wall'. The sheer size and scale of this production is sure to leave jaws on the floor. Add to all the visuals a full live band and you have a very special performance of a very special and treasured story that is sure to win over many new fans and delight existing ones.
Tickets are on sale now for the 15 December performance, which begins at 8pm. It will definitely be a sell out so LondonTown.com advises booking as soon as possible. It also suggests arranging accommodation in the capital to avoid cutting the evening short to catch public transport home.
In the spirit of Christmas, LondonTown.com has negotiated reduced rates at a range of London hotels within easy reach of the O2. Discounts range from 24% at the Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich, a modern three-star property right in the heart of historic Greenwich, through to 43% at the budget two-star Ibis London Docklands. Room rates at the former now start at £121 whilst they kick off at a mere £54 per night at the Ibis London Docklands. Visit LondonTown.com for more information and be sure to book through its website to secure these discounts and more than £250 worth of other London goodies.