Warhorse to be performed at The Mayflower in Southampton in 2014

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THE ground-breaking production of War Horse comes to The Mayflower in 2014 as part of a ten month, nine-venue tour of the UK and Ireland.

Producers are hosting a special launch at London’s National Theatre this morning including a rare appearance from Michael Morpurgo, the author of the original book, who will explain how the award-winning production went from page to stage.

Seen by over 2.4 million people worldwide since its premiere in 2007, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I.

Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in no man’s land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

National Theatre Producer Chris Harper said: “We are delighted that our production of War Horse will soon be touring the UK and Ireland and we are particularly thrilled that the tour opens in Devon, where the play is set. After London, New York, a US tour and Australia, War Horse comes home.”

A feature film of War Horse, based on the 1982 novel and directed by Stephen Spielberg, was nominated for six Academy Awards last year.

The show comes to Southampton from February 19 to March 15, 2014.

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2:16pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Brite Spark says...

Thanks for telling us the whole story!
Anyway I've seen the film which was cheesy as hell, the stage show will be well worth seeing though.
Thanks for telling us the whole story! Anyway I've seen the film which was cheesy as hell, the stage show will be well worth seeing though. Brite Spark

3:03pm Tue 2 Oct 12

BenjiWinsor says...

Looking forward to it!
Looking forward to it! BenjiWinsor

4:24pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Wendy-Anne says...

Would love to go with my teenagers to see this but having seen the prices of tickets I feel we will be giving it a miss. When will the Mayflower think about families and offer family tickets I am sure they would get more people to a number of their productions if they would just lower the price instead of over inflated prices just so they can break even.
Would love to go with my teenagers to see this but having seen the prices of tickets I feel we will be giving it a miss. When will the Mayflower think about families and offer family tickets I am sure they would get more people to a number of their productions if they would just lower the price instead of over inflated prices just so they can break even. Wendy-Anne

6:09am Wed 3 Oct 12

BenjiWinsor says...

Wendy-Anne, it will be a sell out so they don't need to get more people in!
There are few discounts for this show, no student/child/disabi
lity discounts.

The only discount available for this show is a carer discount for a few rubbish seats, if you want a good seat then no discount. I think not to have student/disability discounts is pretty poor but they do this for most popular shows that will sell out. It's all about money not service.
Wendy-Anne, it will be a sell out so they don't need to get more people in! There are few discounts for this show, no student/child/disabi lity discounts. The only discount available for this show is a carer discount for a few rubbish seats, if you want a good seat then no discount. I think not to have student/disability discounts is pretty poor but they do this for most popular shows that will sell out. It's all about money not service. BenjiWinsor

6:36am Wed 3 Oct 12

Lord Effham of Effham Hall says...

BenjiWinsor wrote:
Wendy-Anne, it will be a sell out so they don't need to get more people in!
There are few discounts for this show, no student/child/disabi

lity discounts.

The only discount available for this show is a carer discount for a few rubbish seats, if you want a good seat then no discount. I think not to have student/disability discounts is pretty poor but they do this for most popular shows that will sell out. It's all about money not service.
They say they want to bring culture to the masses but they'll keep the best for the gentry; Quite right!
[quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: Wendy-Anne, it will be a sell out so they don't need to get more people in! There are few discounts for this show, no student/child/disabi lity discounts. The only discount available for this show is a carer discount for a few rubbish seats, if you want a good seat then no discount. I think not to have student/disability discounts is pretty poor but they do this for most popular shows that will sell out. It's all about money not service.[/p][/quote]They say they want to bring culture to the masses but they'll keep the best for the gentry; Quite right! Lord Effham of Effham Hall

5:27pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Pandoragolden1 says...

I am looking forward to this show and I hope by then I can afford to see it.
I am looking forward to this show and I hope by then I can afford to see it. Pandoragolden1

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