X Factor’s Joseph Whelan joins all-star cast of The War of The Worlds



After wowing audiences on X Factor 2013, Whelan is the latest Guest Artiste to be announced for the final arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – Alive on Stage! Joseph will perform the role of The Voice of Humanity.

Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour in 2012 one of the most ground-breaking tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is to return for the sixth and final time in 2014.

The show will feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings. With a rumoured final Guest Artiste is soon to be announced.

Whelan now joins: Westlife’s Brian McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Jason Donovan as Parson Nathaniel and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Beth Parson, Nathaniel’s Wife, direct from her critically acclaimed performance as Eponine in Les Miserables in the West End.

Liam Neeson’s spell-binding 3D holographic performance as The Journalist also returns.

joe-whelanWhelan commented:

[quote]“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that X Factor would bring me to the attention of the legendary Jeff Wayne! To be cast in Jeff’s classic, The War of The Worlds is totally amazing! And it is particularly special to be part of the final ever arena tour! As a huge fan of The War of the Worlds this is a dream come true for me. Jeff Wayne is an absolute rock legend and it is a true honour to be working alongside him! The production is technologically mind-blowing and this is a completely new experience for me. I’m so excited to be involved. I can’t wait to get on the road!”[/quote]

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds tickets are available now on eventim.co.uk

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