Live screening of War Horse on sale
We’re delighted to be screening a live broadcast of the National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, on Thursday 27 February 2014. Tickets were released during the interval of NT Live’s Othello on Thursday 26 September, and are selling fast.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, the play takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
As part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations over the coming months, there’ll also be a chance to see Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear in the 2010 broadcast of Hamlet, and two recordings of the 2011 production of Frankenstein will be shown, one with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Monster and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein, and a second with the roles reversed. From NT Encore there also comes Alan Bennett’s 2010 play The Habit Of Art, featuring Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, in an imagined late in life meeting between Benjamin Britten and WH Auden. We’ll also be hosting live screenings from the Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
War Horse will be broadcast live from London’s West End at 7pm on Thursday 27 February.