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War Horse – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nick Stafford From the novel by: Michael Morpurgo Directors: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Reviewer: Gareth Davies More than a decade after first galloping onto the stage, the National Theatre’s production of War Horse has been a major theatrical export, having played to over seven million around the world. In the centenary year of the end of the war ...

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War Horse – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Director: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Reviewer: John Roberts Almost 10 years to the day, War Horse gained its first preview at the National Theatre in London, however, the production almost never happened.  The then artistic director of the National Theatre couldn’t see how an adaptation of a children’s book about a horse in ...

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Jack and The Beanstalk – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Nicholas Pegg Music and lyrics: Carol Sloman Choreographer: Donna Berlin Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3.5]   One of the joys of the Great traditional British Panto is the pleasure of recognition, familiar friends encountered afresh. And I don’t just mean the ghost routine, and milking the cow, and the wallpaper messy scene, though happily all of those are in place ...

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