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War Horse – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Nick Stafford, adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo Directors: Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris Reviewer: Kelyn Luther This tenth-year anniversary tour coincides with the centenary year of the end of WWI, so it’s a poignant time see War Horse back in Plymouth again. One of the National Theatre’s most successful productions, the play begins when farmer’s son Albert ...

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War Horse – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Nick Stafford, from the book by Michael Morpurgo Directors: Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris Reviewer: Dave Smith Since it first opened at the National Theatre in 2007 – an adaptation Michael Morpurgo, the writer of the source novel, thought “they must be mad” to even attempt - War Horse has been playing somewhere in the world almost continually. In that time it ...

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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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War Horse – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Original Music: Adrian Sutton Songmaker: John Tams Director :Alex Sims Reviewer: Mel Duncan Earning a well deserved reputation as a must-see piece of theatre, and having allowed over 5 million individuals the privilege of the experience (half of the number of the fighting force lost worldwide in the conflict depicted), WarHorse is a prolific ...

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War Horse – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Directors: Marianne Elliott &Tom Morris Reviewer: Chris Williams The National Theatre’s blockbuster stage version of Michael Morpugo’s novel gallops into Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre to rapturous, and emotional, audience approval. The plot is a simple one – simple is often the best, and to be fair much of the play’s success is down to ...

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PREVIEW – The National Theatre at The Lowry

Reporter: Jim Gillespie The Lowry theatre in Salford played host to a triple-decker event to mark the regional tour of some of the National Theatre’s most successful shows of recent years: One Man, Two Guvnors; War Horse; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The first two of these have enjoyed sell-out runs at the Lowry in ...

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NEWS: Director Jonathan Mills reveals the full programme for his final Edinburgh International Festival

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world that will fill the stages of Edinburgh’s annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world’s great performing artists. Exploring the relationship between culture and conflict ...

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War Horse – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Marianne Elliott, Tom Morris, Alex Sims Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The National Theatre’s phenomenal touring production of War Horse which opened last night at Southampton’s Mayflower is a story that many people are aware of either through Michael Morpurgo’s book or the Stephen Spielberg film. However, nothing quite prepares you for seeing this show live on stage. ...

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