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War Horse – The New London Theatre, London

Direction: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Choreography: Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3.5] War Horse has been around in the UK in some incarnation since it opened at the National Theatre in 2007, and it is well known for being a blinding hit. Everyone you know has probably seen it, and they've probably told you how good it was. They ...

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NEWS: Colchester’s Mercury Theatre Launches Autumn Season

Following the success of their Spring Season, Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have today announced details of programming for the rest of the year. With the stage adaptation of his War Horse novel continuing to receive critical acclaim, the Essex venue kicks off their Autumn season with another Michael Morpurgo’s classic, The Butterfly Lion. The production stars Gwen Taylor, who recently played ...

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NEWS: Seth Numrich joins Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

Producers have announced that acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich will be joining Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic. Directed by Marianne Elliott the play will open at The Old Vic on 12 June (with previews from 1 June) Numrich most recently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] From the creators of the incredible puppetry in War Horse, and their first collaboration since, director Tom Morris and South African Handspring Puppet Company have come together to create this new production of perhaps Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells of love, lust, confusion and the struggle ...

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War Horse: The Concert – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Reader: Michael Morpurgo Music:Barry Coope and John Tams Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3.5] After a massively successful stage version and a saccharine film one wonders what else can be done to promote Michael Morpurgo‘s novel. ‘War Horse: The Concert’ has the unique feature of the author reading a condensed version of his own novel to musical accompaniment from Barry Coope on ...

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NEWS: War Horse embarks on UK tour

West End hit (and inspiration for a Hollywood film) War Horse is set to tour eight UK venues from September 2013-July 2014, it was announced today. The play, based on a book by Michael Morpurgo, tells the tale of young Albert and his horse Joey, who is sent off to assist in the battles of World War One and uses ...

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Farm Boy – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Buckroyd Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [rating: 3 ]   After the sensational hit of both the stage and film versions of ‘War Horse’, it seems like the natural next step to adapt Michael Morpurgo’s sequel, ‘Farm Boy’. Here, we’re greeted by Albert’s grandson (John Walters), now a grandpa himself and his college-age ...

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