NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE NATIONAL THEATRE’S ORIGINAL STAGE PRODUCTION BROADCAST OF WAR HORSE FOR OSWESTRY LITFEST SELLS OUT IN 24 HOURS
Tickets for National Theatre Live: The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse evening broadcast at Oswestry’s Attfield Theatre on Saturday 15th March 2014 sold out within just 24 hours of going on sale recently.
The Encore screening is being brought to the 5th Oswestry LitFest by Kinokulture Cinema as part of a packed Festival programme in March next year.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million 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.
Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo headlined the Oswestry LitFest earlier this year in an event that also sold out within days of tickets going on sale.
Ruth Carter from Kinokulture said: “We were expecting high demand for this broadcast event but were taken aback by just how manic it was. Happily, we also have a matinee screening on Saturday 15th March at 2pm but already fewer than 50 tickets remain for that, so it’s a case of book today if you want to secure the best Christmas present in town.”
Oswestry LitFest Director John Waine added: “The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse is widely regarded as one of the greatest theatre events of the decade. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Kinokulture to broadcast what is probably the most talked about theatre production on the planet to audiences in Oswestry.”
Matinee tickets can be reserved from Kinokulture by calling 0845 2500517 (local rate) or online at www.kinokulturecinema.org.uk. Adult tickets cost £12 and under 16s tickets £10.
The fifth Oswestry Literary Festival, in association with the Oswestry & Border Counties Advertizer, will take place over ten performance-filled days from Friday 14th March – Sunday 23rd March 2014.
Some of the UK’s most illustrious writers, novelists, journalists and broadcasters will appear at next year’s Festival in a range of events designed to celebrate the word, whether written, spoken or sung.
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