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War Horse all set to ride on stage for a new tour

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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THE visit of The National Theatre's War Horse to The Regent Theatre, in Stoke-on-Trent, is just over one month away.

The show will arrive on Wednesday, September 24 and will run until Saturday, October 11.

The first major tour of War Horse in the UK started in September 2013 and has since been playing to packed houses nationwide.

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 British in the First World War.

Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company.

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, it is designed by Rae Smith, lighting is by Paule Constable and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick.

The puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by 59 Productions Ltd, song-making by John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt. Alex Sims directs the tour with Katie Henry as associate director.

Immediately after the three week run in Stoke-on-Trent, the entire company will head off to South Africa, the home of Handspring Puppet Company, to perform the show in Johannesburg and Cape Town, before coming back to the UK to finish the tour in Bristol.

Tickets for War Horse are available by calling 08448 717649 or visiting www.atgtickets/com/stoke

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