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Making War Horse

National Theatre
More4
Sky Arts

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Directed by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky
HD video | 16:9 | 48 min

Commissioned by The National Theatre and More4

"A marvellous start to More4's new Saturday night arts strand" - The Guardian
"If you are not usually convinced by the magic of theatre, this might change your mind" - Radio Times
"Critic's choice" - The Times

Making War Horse is the story of how Michael Morpurgo's children's novel became one of the most popular and acclaimed productions in the National Theatre's history. From its early development in the NT Studio, see how Handspring Puppet Company created the groundbreaking techniques that brought a lifelike horse to the stage. Behind the scenes and into the rehearsal room, featuring interviews with the cast and creative team, Making War Horse documents this unique theatrical collaboration and the creation of a stage classic.

Showing on More4, 7th November 2009

Available as a dvd from the National Theatre and Seventh Art Productions


 
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