REVIEW: War Horse play strikes emotional chord with adults and children
- Credit: NINA NANNAR
War Horse: Only Remembered, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
At the weekend I went to see a show called War Horse: Only Remembered as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.
It featured Michael Morpurgo and Ben Murray, a beautiful pianist, singer and accordionist.
They performed the mesmerising tale of Joey the horse, with Morpurgo speaking from the abridged version of the story.
Morpurgo's emotional narrative had great expression, and his accents for the Germans and English were impressive.
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As a Morpurgo enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed the show, and even got a bit emotional.
The simple stage set offered an effective background for the tale to take place and I found the show beautiful, heart-rending and poignant - just like the book and play.
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There were lots of children there, and I speak for them when I say that we enjoyed it just as much as the adults.
Mimi Ronson, 12