Any film and theatre fans are in for a treat this year when the critically-acclaimed War Horse’s stage play comes to areas of North Wales. However, don’t expect to pay West End prices as the live event is being specially screened at great venues across the region.
You can catch the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s classic at Theatr Colwyn and the Odeon in Wrexham during early 2014. Theatr Colwyn will be showing the hit on the 27th and 28th of February as well as the 1st and 8th of March.
The occasion is only showing on two occasions at the Odeon in Wrexham, on the 27th of February and also a special one-off occasion on March the 13th. If you’re eager to attend then make sure you’re eager to snatch up the tickets as they’re selling out fast, according to Odeon manager, Andy Elvis:
“As 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the timing could not be more poignant.
“We have previously shown productions of Shakespeare plays, such as Hamlet, as well as performances by the Royal Ballet live from Covent Garden and several performances live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
“It’s all part of our alternative series of productions which are proving very popular. Of course we screened Dr Who anniversary show on the big screen at the same time it was broadcast by the BBC and that was a massive hit. However, War Horse will eclipse even that it is proving incredibly popular.
He added: “Initially we planned to show it on one screen but that sold out very quickly so we added a second screen and that too has sold out. We didn’t want to disappoint our customers so took the decision to add a third screen.
“Incredibly a third of available seats sold out for that screen within a very short time of going on sale. So I would advise anyone wanting to watch the show to book early as I don’t think we can add a fourth screen.
“It is without doubt the biggest demand we have had for a live screening. I believe customers who have enjoyed previous performances are spreading the word as we are getting busier and busier with each screening.
“And if you can’t get a seat for the live performance we are screening an encore performance, when we will screen a recording of the show, on Thursday, March 13.”
2011 saw the book being translated for the big screen and with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg at the helm, it was a box-office smash. Plenty of award nominations followed and it went on to gross over £100million.
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