War Horse

Dark, Sweaty, Engaging: Why Puppetry Is No Longer Just For Kids

Henry Maynard | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Henry Maynard

Almost by the very action of suspending their disbelief for the puppets, audiences are able to immerse themselves more fully in the production and that affords us a wonderful opportunity to play.

National Disgrace

Horace Trubridge | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Does every member of the audience at this year's Proms have to see the oboe player in order to enjoy the solo? Of course not. Furthermore, if Nick Starr believes that actors pretending to be musicians is preferable to actual live musicians then why don't we just bung a tape on and fill the pit with actors at the Albert Hall? I know, I'm being absurd, but I didn't start it.

Theatre Review: The Light Princess, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's finally here! After four years and even a postponement a couple of years ago, "the Tori Amos musical" has finally arrived at the National. For a show so long in the making, it has more flaws than you would expect but they cannot dim the magic of The Light Princess.

Tom Morris and His Testing Times at the Bristol Old Vic

Jason Holmes | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Morris is adamant that Britain is in what he calls 'a really weird state of extraordinary creative health'. 'The cultural centre is healthy and has enormous capacity to grow,' he says, 'but we have all sorts of old-fashioned knee-jerk resistances to embracing that opportunity.' The trick, therefore, is to free the UK of its default setting of archaic mores and systems of thought.

Theatre Banking On Bennett For Next Hit

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | Home

National Theatre bosses are hoping for another West End hit after announcing Alan Bennett's double bill Hymn/Cocktail Sticks will have a 12-week run a...

Michael Morpurgo: 'We've Failed To Learn From History'

PA | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo says Britain has failed to learn many lessons from history. The author and former Children's Laureate, 69, saw hi...

Matthew Tucker

Timeless Tales (REVIEW): War Horse, West Side Story and Disney's Sleeping Beauty - Musical Classics Brought To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

When were you last read a bedtime tale? Musicians, artists, actors, historians, teachers and talented school children brought the ancient art of st...

Caroline Frost

Cumberbatch's Curious Incident In The Night-Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed some supernatural happenings that occurred filming for his current BBC drama Parade’s End. The a...

WATCH: The Secrets Behind War Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home

War Horse has taken the world by storm. Originally a book written by children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, it's now the stageshow and Hollywood fi...

Why's Jeremy Irvine Not On Twitter?

WENN | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

British actor Jeremy Irvine refuses to sign up for social networking sites because he is convinced connecting with fans on the Internet would shatter ...

Moving on From War Horse and Discovering Young Writing Talent

Michael Morpurgo | Posted 16.07.2012 | Home
Michael Morpurgo

Well, the film of War Horse came and went, much loved by many, less loved by others. I thought it was a wonderful adaptation of the story, as the play is too.

War Horse: 10 Things I Hate About You

Oliver Warren | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Oliver Warren

It's one of the worst films I've seen in years, and with its imminent release on DVD, here is my bid to save you from 150minutes of having steaming manure rubbed in your eyes.

What's Been Making Camilla Cry?

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed how War Horse moved her to tears as she met one of the film's stars during an official engagement. Camilla was vis...

Funny In 140 Characters: This Week's Best Jokes On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Comedy

How many Chris Huhnes does it take to change a lightbulb? None. He's not Energy Secretary anymore. Yes, folks, welcome to the end of the week. The ...

Are the Oscars Becoming Irrelevant?

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

More often than not the Oscars get it vaguely right and if they don't it's not usually that bad. That an artfully-inclined arthouse flick about a king with a speech impediment made $400 million worldwide is testament to the power of Oscar buzz.

Is There Any Escape From 3D Films?

Philip Copley | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech
Philip Copley

Despite its drawbacks, 3D technology will continue to invade our lives, and it will only be a matter of time before we see 4D technology, which will see no doubt George Lucas sitting behind you at the cinema, poking you in the back of the head.

No More Awards: Welcome to the Noscars

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Welcome to the Noscars. Please use your vote responsibly. This is the age of austerity and the glamorous world of arts and entertainment should set an example by limiting the number of awards in circulation.

Benedict Cumberbatch Sets Record Straight...

WENN | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to set the record straight - he did actually ride the horse in War Horse. The Sherlock star admitted that viewers have m...

PHOTOS: Looking Good Sherlock

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sharp-suited Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Damian Lewis strutted up the red carpet in style at the Golden Globes last night. Sherlock star Cumberb...

Caroline Frost

Emily Watson: 'Ten Years Later I Got The Call'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

"I think there's a lot of guff sometimes. "I look around the room, and realise I've already spoken to most of the people in it, and wonder, 'why a...

Form An Orderly Queue Ladies, Benedict Cumberbatch Is Single

WENN | Posted 14.01.2012 | Home

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is single again after splitting from his fashion designer girlfriend. The War Horse star ended a 10-year relatio...

Caroline Frost

War Horse Star: 'Time Slowed Down'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

"Okay, forget the big budget, the chance to ride on a horse being filmed by Steven Spielberg, the obvious leap to cinema superstardom, what was the do...

A War Horse Walks Into A Bar...Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Comedy

So, how was the second week of the year for you? For those of us keeping an eye on Twitter funnies, it was fairly momentous. For it was the we...

'9/11 Changed Everything For Me'

WENN | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Steven Spielberg changed the direction of his moviemaking after the 9/11 terror attacks in America, because the disasters inspired him to create "dark...

Why Spielberg Looks Back

WENN | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Steven Spielberg was inspired to make his wartime drama War Horse to ensure veterans' service "will never be forgotten". The director's latest movi...