The Pantaloons: The War of the Worlds

Join the Pantaloons as they bring this epic story to the big stage in their own irreverent yet affectionate style.

  • Booking essential

“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 open-air 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…

“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.” * * * *



Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
  • Child £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Recommended for age 5+
Meeting point
Head to the front of the Mansion with your picnic and set yourself down ready for a great night!
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and bring a blanket or camping chair to sit on as well as your picnic. Also remember it can get a bit cold once the sun goes down.
The stage is around 500 yards form the carpark. There is a buggy available for those who need a bit of extra assistance.
Although outside our performances are not suitable for dogs. Please leave them at home for the comfort of the rest of the audience.

Contact Info

Attingham Events (info only)
Call 01743 708165

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