The War of the Worlds

  • 07:30 PM
  • Diss Corn Hall

The Pantaloons present The War of the Worlds


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“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 with 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…

‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.’ The Times

£13.50 / Concessions £9.50


Diss Corn Hall 

Diss Corn Hall

Located in the historic market town of Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, the Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange.

The Corn Hall is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment. The Corn Hall’s popularity with audiences from across the region has resulted in it being shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards People’s Choice Best Venue category for the last three years.

The Corn Hall is run by the Diss Corn Hall Trust which is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts.

The building has now reopened following an extensive refurbishment.


The history of this lovely market town can be traced back to the Domesday Book.  Nestled within the beautiful Waveney Valley, the town is home to the Mere, one of the deepest natural inland lakes in the country.

Diss has been named one of the healthiest places to live in Norfolk – only one of a handful of towns awarded Cittaslow (literally slow city) status.  The aim of Cittaslow is to improve the quality of life for its residents and visitors, by resisting the day-to-day hustle and bustle of modern times encouraging people to take time over enjoyable aspects of life, including food.