Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford
For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to Riverside.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse 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.
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse was captured live on stage in London and screened at Riverside.
Monday matinee tickets include tea and biscuits served from 10am
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 25 September 1pm
Sunday 2 October 6pm
Monday 10 October 10:30am
Sunday 16 October 1pm
This film is available for schools to select as part of our Screen on Demand program until the 31st December 2016. For more info please click here.
★★★★★ – “The theatre event of the decade.” – Sunday Times
“Theatrical magic.” – – New York Times
★★★★★ – “So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive.” – The Times
★★★★★ – “Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.” – Daily Telegraph
“A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” – Time Magazine