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War Horse – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Nick Stafford from the original by Michael Morpurgo Director: Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris Movement: Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Neill Barston From the moment the opening sequences of War Horse play out in a rural Devonshire field, this remarkable work of theatre remains truly captivating. As its author Michael Morpurgo – who attended the Canterbury press night marking the 10th ...

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NEWS: War Horse tour smashes Marlowe Theatre box office record

Although it may be galloping towards its final run at the New London Theatre, War Horse shows no signs of slowing down, with the opening date on its 2017 UK tour breaking box office records at The Marlowe Theatre canterbury yesterday [8th February].   The National Theatre’s acclaimed production went on sale to the public yesterday at the Kent venue ...

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NEWS: Marlowe Theatre to open 2017 War Horse tour

Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre will launch a major new UK tour of War Horse in 2017, it's been announced today [14 January]. The National Theatre’s acclaimed production will be rehearsed in Canterbury before it opens at The Marlowe on 15 September 2017, where it will run until 14 October 2017. Since opening in October 2011, The Marlowe has hosted the National ...

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War Horse – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Director: Marianne Elliott &Tom Morris Reviewer: Laura Hesketh   “I promise I won't hurt you...I never will.” Since 2007, the National Theatre's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's stunning novel War Horse has been mesmerising audiences - and it is not hard to see why. The famous portrayal of Joey the horse using superb puppetry is ...

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Private Peaceful – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor and director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War has led to a feeding frenzy of creative projects. Here, West Yorkshire Playhouse offers a short work based on Michael “War Horse” Morpurgo’s 2003 book for children, which was Blue Peter Book of the Year. Simon Reade is responsible ...

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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 – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Director: Marianne Elliott &Tom Morris Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Sometimes it seems that our hearts and minds cannot handle or contemplate human suffering and loss on such a momentous scale as occurred in the world wars. Yet if we focus on one story or relationship within the tangled web of the past we can engaged ...

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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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