Sunday Classics: War Horse
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 4.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
The tragedy of war, the beauty of peace – and the enduring power of friendship.
Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo reads his emotionally-charged War Horse live, alongside specially arranged score by Adrian Sutton performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and video artwork featuring drawings by acclaimed artist Rae Smith.
When young Albert’s beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped to the horrific brutality of First World War France, the boy embarks on a perilous mission to find him again – and bring him home.
Michael Morpurgo’s captivating novel has touched the hearts of millions with its tale of deep friendship surviving amid the horrors of war. It has been transformed into both an award-winning stage show by the National Theatre, and a critically acclaimed film directed by Steven Spielberg.
In the month marking the centenary of the end of the conflict, this special event returns War Horse to its original conception. This is an extraordinary event for children, adults and families alike, celebrating the power of friendship in the darkest of times.
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