War of the Worlds (the 1938 Radio Play)

October 2022

by Howard E. Koch (based on the novel by H.G. Wells)

War of the Worlds (the 1938 Radio Play)

Written by Howard E. Koch (based on the novel by H.G. Wells), this production is renowned for the panic it caused amongst radio listeners who mistook it for actual news bulletins rather than a work of fiction. This misunderstanding led to police trying to intervene, and scripts being hidden to avoid being destroyed.

Director: Rita Price

Cast: Adrian Shaffer, Annette DeCaire, Beck Marie, Cindy Atkinson, Kayt Roth, Margaret Shearman, Monica Iyer, Simon Challenger

Producer: Margaret Shearman