november, 2018

18nov4:00 pm6:00 pmMatinee War Horse, EdinburghMichael Morpurgo’s emotionally-charged story narrated live by the author, with specially arranged music performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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Michael Morpurgo’s emotionally-charged story narrated live by the author, with specially arranged music performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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.

Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo Narrator
Actress of stage and screen, Juliet Stevenson Narrator
Actor, folk musician and singer, Ben Murray, Soloist

David Charles Abell Conductor
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Drawings by Rae Smith
Music by Adrian Sutton
Songs by John Tams

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Usher Hall

EH1 2EA