David Essex in The War of the Worlds

David Essex

British singer-songwriter and actor David Essex played The Artilleryman on the original 1978 concept album of Jeff Wayne’s musical version, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. The two-record set still remains a best – seller in the UK. He has now returned to the project as The Voice of Humanity in the West End debut of the stage version, which is currently running at The Dominion Theatre, where I caught up with him last Saturday and he signed my sketch.