Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
If there is a good argument for remembrance, and there is an equally good one for forgetting, what you can never forget is the War Horse experience.
Writer Michael Morpurgo calls his magnum opus, War Horse, an anthem for peace. Certainly, a play’s influence has never been so persuasive after sitting, enthralled at Milton Keynes Theatre, my heart in my mouth as I watched a cavalry charge into enemy guns.
The National Theatre production based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved book is stunningly beautiful to watch.
The National Theatre’s War Horse certainly lives up to all of the hype. I’m a hardened theatre critic, aren’t I? However, like most of the inspired audience, I was brought to my feet, and to tears, by this magnificent production.
The touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.
Complex, intense and disturbing yet gentle and moving in equal measure. I would recommend this wonderful production to theatre goers of all ages. An enduring story of humanity and friendship and a timely reminder of the futility of war and the sacrifices made by those that have gone before us.