By Alan Davies
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
MICHAEL Morpurgo’s compelling sequel to War Horse rides into Hertford later this week.
Following the huge success of War Horse on both the West End stage and cinema screens thanks to Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie adaptation, Farm Boy picks up the reins of the story.
New Perspectives, the East Midlands’ leading touring theatre company, and Scamp Theatre presents Farm Boy at Hertford Theatre on Thursday, February 7 at 1.45pm and 7.45pm.
Adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd, it is a moving account of the changing face of the English countryside and a beautifully-crafted reminder that stories really can reach out across the generations.
Director Buckroyd said: “Amazingly, Farm Boy is the only sequel that Michael Morpurgo has ever written, picking up the story of Joey and Albert from War Horse.
“It’s a funny touching tale about four generations of one family, about tractors versus horses, and above all about the transformational power of stories and storytelling.”
John Walters, whose film credits include Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, plays Grandfather and Gareth Bennett-Ryan is Grandson.
Tickets are £15, £13 concessions and £10 groups.
They are available from the box office on 01992 531500 or online at www.hertfordtheatre.com