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Special Anzac screening of War Horse

14 April 2014

Special Anzac screening of War Horse

Commemorate Anzac Day and the World War I centenary with MTG Hawke’s Bay’s first screening of National Theatre Lives’ War Horse on Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 6pm at MTG Century Theatre.

Preceding this special screening, MTG Friends are invited to join Eloise Wallace, Public Programmes Team Leader at 5.30pm, for a free illustrated talk on the remarkable role of animals in the First World War. This talk will be based on Eloise’s research for the Imperial War Museum’s Animals in War exhibition (2006 – 7). Refreshments will be served prior.

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-sized puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

The original production of War Horse opened at the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2007 and transferred to the West End in 2009. It has since been seen by 5 million people around the world – including productions on Broadway, in Canada, Germany and Australia. It is currently on tour in the UK, Ireland and North America, with a new Dutch language production set to open in Amsterdam in June.

“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production” Daily Telegraph
“A landmark theatre event. Thrilling! “ Time Magazine

For those wanting to attend the illustrated talk you will be able to join the MTG Friends on the night.

National Theatre Live Presents War Horse
MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier

Wednesday 23 April 2014
MTG Friends illustrated talk from 5.30pm
Film screening at 6.00pm

Other Screenings:
Thursday 1 May at 2.30pm
Friday 2 May at 6pm
Sunday 4 May at 2.30pm
Thursday 8 May at 6pm
Friday 9 May at 6pm

Adults $25 and Children/Seniors $20
MTG Century Theatre Box Office
9 Herschell Street
(06) 833 9935
0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538)


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