WAR HORSE, the unforgettable theatrical event based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, will return to the Liverpool Empire Theatre from July 31 to August 17 next year.
War Horse last played at the Empire in November last year to record audience numbers.
Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Morpurgo’s remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, about a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of WWI, is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.
It features groundbreaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
War Horse, which has been seen by more than seven million people worldwide, completed its record-breaking eight-year London run at the New London Theatre in March, 2016.
It has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.
War Horse is produced on tour by the National Theatre. Tickets from £12.
Call 0844 871 3017 or visit atgtickets.com/ liverpool to book.
Fees apply to online and phone bookings. MAGHULL Wind Orchestra is poised for its busiest Christmas yet, with no fewer than eight concerts lined up, taking in churches, a supermarket, a giant greenhouse and even a prison.
Musical director Phil Shotton said: “Any of our musicians thinking of taking it easy over the festive period had better think again – we’re going to be working harder than ever!
“But it’s fantastic that the band is in such demand.
“We’re looking forward to bringing our
Christmas music to a wider audience than ever before.”
MWO’s Tinsel Tour began at St Nicholas Church, Bridge Road, Blundellsands, on Tuesday, December 4.
On Saturday, December 8, members of the band will turn out in relays to play carols outside the Tesco store at Kew, Southport, from 10am to 4pm, to raise money for research into the incurable condition Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which drastically weakens the connective tissue supporting skin, bones and many organs of the body.
The following week sees the popular community orchestra firing up its instruments again for a concert at St Luke’s Church, Formby, at 6.30pm, in conjunction with children from St Luke’s CE Primary
That is followed by the first of three performances at HM Prison Garth, near Leyland.
The band will play at the staff Christmas concert on Thursday, December 13, returning on Monday 17 to give two concerts for the prisoners.
In between is their annual Christmas gig at the Palm House, in Liverpool’s Sefton Park (Sunday, December 16, 2pm, free admission) before the “Tinsel Tour” wraps up at Christ the King Catholic High
School in Southport (Tuesday, December 18, 7.30pm, admission £5) in conjunction with children from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School.
Follow the tour on social media via #MWOtinseltour18.