War Horse focus of Birmingham Hippodrome season

Published: 25 August 2018

The National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse is to return to Birmingham Hippodrome almost 100 years after the end of World War I.

Nick Stafford’s adaptation, which is presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company, is one of the highlights of the Hippodrome’s autumn and winter season. It moves to Birmingham from 10 October until 3 November.

The Hippodrome’s artistic director and chief executive Fiona Allan said, “War Horse will be the anchor around which we’ve programmed a number of commemorative experiences, inviting audiences to free special events and happenings.

“On 11 November itself we’ll present Homecomings: a free series of poignant performances at New Street railway station. Throughout October, visitors to the Hippodrome can try the virtual reality experience Empire Soldiers, a unique contemporary way of experiencing stories from our past.

“In our Patrick Studio, we welcome ex-service personnel in Bravo 22 Company’s Unspoken (8 and 9 October) alongside a host of other thought-provoking productions that examine contemporary themes. There’ll also be contemporary dance from Aakash Odedra and Rosie Kay to Sonia Sabri and Frantic Assembly.”

The full programme is available at the Birmingham Hippodrome web site.

Steve Orme