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War Horse


Bristol Hippodrome

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience.

As World War I begins, Joey is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Soon caught up in enemy fire, fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in No Man’s Land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Recommended for 10+.

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I Believe in Unicorns


Touring nationally & internationally in Spring & Summer 2015

Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.
Adapted by Daniel Jamieson. For 6+.

Tomas didn’t like books or stories. Stories were just for “Little Snotties”. He was happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That was until the Unicorn Lady came to town and reeled him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster struck and put everything that mattered most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… I Believe in Unicorns is a spellbinding and moving story by one of our greatest storytellers.

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War Horse Puppetry Workshop


Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

Designed to give students a hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality; the 2 hour workshop gives a taste of the devising process through which the War Horse horses come to life. This workshop will be run by National Theatre practitioners who have worked as performers and puppeteers in the production.

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Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Michael Morpurgo, John Tams and Barry Coope - 'War Horse'


Sheldonian Theatre

We are delighted to be able to present a musically accompanied reading of ‘War Horse’ at the prestigious Sheldonian Theatre. Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany his reading with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of ‘War Horse’.

Tickets cost £15

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The Mozart Question


Saffron Hall

Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) presents a special performance of his book, The Mozart Question. Together with actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and string quartet The Storytellers Ensemble, Michael interweaves words and music, bringing to life this haunting tale of survival against the odds.

Tickets £8 £20 | Under 18s half price.
Wheelchair and special access requirements can be booked by telephoning the Box Office.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Pied Piper of Hamelin


Royal Festival Hall

Hear the Orchestra perform a new version of this familiar legend written especially for families.

Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Mozart Question), one of the UK’s greatest living authors, and Colin Matthews, regarded as one of today’s most exciting living composers, team up to present the timeless tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Their story of the travelling flute player and the rich, greedy mayor is compellingly and movingly told through the eyes of a young boy - one of Hamelin’s Thief-Dogs.

Suitable for children aged 7 and over.

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The War Horse Concert


Emirates Festival of Literature

For the first time in Dubai, we bring you a magical evening of readings and music featuring acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo. Together with talented musicians, Michael will bring to life excerpts from his best-selling children’s book War Horse, which tells the powerful and deeply-moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. From a peaceful Devon farm in 1914 to the devastation of the Western Front in the First World War, this story, which won huge acclaim when adapted for the London stage, will move you to tears.

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Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman - Together!


Emirates Festival of Literature

A unique opportunity to hear one of the most successful and best-loved writing and illustrating partnerships, Michael Foreman and Michael Morpurgo. Between them, they have worked on over 250 books for children, including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear two heroes of children’s literature together!

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War Horse - Only Remembered


Sherborne Abbey

War Horse the book was inspired by a fireside chat in a Devon pub, over 30 years ago, with a veteran of the First World War. It has since been a National Theatre play, a symphony concert piece, a radio play and the Spielberg movie. But this concert version adapted by John Tams (the song-maker of the NT production, now four years into its London run) and sung by John Tams himself and Barry Coope, is the closest of all the adaptations to the original book, in which the voice of the storyteller is the voice of Joey, the horse on a Devon farm, sold away to the army to go to the front in 1914.

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