The futility and brutality of war is brought to life by this production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, the poignant tale of a boy and his horse
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War Horse at Birmingham Hippodrome
War Horse has arrived at Birmingham Hippodrome until 3rd November, and last night I was lucky enough to attend the press performance of this must-see National Theatre production.
Starting in 1912, we see Albert (Thomas Dennis) trying to stop his father Ted (Gwilym Lloyd) using the mortgage money to bid against his brother Arthur (William Ilkley) for a horse at a local auction. Ted’s wife Rose (Jo Castleton) is angry when they return home with the horse, but they soon see the bond between Albert, and his horse now named Joey.
War Horse Photo by Brinkhoff and Mgenburg
Two years or so later and the The Great War (First World War) has begun, an Lieutenant Nicholls (Ben Ingles) buys Joey from Albert’s father and Albert tries to sign up for the…
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