I’m excited to be taking my 11yo to see the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse which is returning to The Lowry next week (Wed 13 – Sat 30 June 2018). My son has read Michael Morpurgo’s book, listened to the audio and also watched the movie so I’m excited for a little mum and son time and to be seeing the acclaimed show which has been seen by over seven million people worldwide! Wow!
War Horse is the heart-warming tale of Albert Narracott, his beloved horse Joey and their extraordinary journey through the First World War. Thomas Dennis will play the central role of Albert Narracott with Jo Castleton taking on the role of his mother Rose Narracott.
Amongst the 34 strong cast is Bolton born and current Manchester resident Adam Barlow (Greig/Schweyk/Sergeant Fine) and Manchester University graduate Samuel Parker (Joey/Topthorn Hind).
War Horse has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history. It features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to live on stage.
During the shows three week run The Lowry will also host the first ever ‘relaxed’ performance of the hit show in the North West, taking place on Thu 28 June at 2pm. The relaxed performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment in the theatre, including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, people with sensory and communication disorders, and those with learning disabilities.
For more information and to book visit www.thelowry.com
War Horse in Lyric Theatre at The Lowry
Dates: Wed 13 – Sat 30 June
Times: 7.30pm, 2pm on selected dates
Tickets: £28.50 – £55.50
Relaxed Performance: Thu 28 June, 2pm