Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers, renowned for his magical story-telling. He has written over 130 books, including ‘War Horse’, which was adapted for the hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then for a film by Steven Speilberg. Here Michael himself will read from his poignant novel, telling the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France where he witnesses the horrors of World War 1 but whose courage touches the soldiers around him. Albert never forgets Joey and embarks on the dangerous mission to find his horse and bring him home. It is a powerful and heartwarming story of a deep friendship that transcends the brutalities of war.
Michael’s narration will be interspersed with songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s staging of the story and sung for us by highly acclaimed song man, BEN MURRAY, from the West End show.