Morpurgo joins music duo for War Horse event

Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo

War Horse the Concert is a reading by its author Michael Morpurgo, interspersed with songs from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, John Tams and Barry Coope, and comes to the Assembly Rooms, Derby, on Sunday, March 17, at 6pm.

Michael Morpurgo is one of our foremost storytellers and never more so than when he appears in public to read from his books out loud.

On these rare occasions, there is an experience unique to the moment. His love of spinning the web of yarns is matched by his love of music and, most particularly, with War Horse. To mark his performance with the reading of War Horse, he will be joined on stage by John Tams and Barry Coope, two of the most celebrated singers and writers in the genre, who surround Michael’s reading with songs driven by his narrative.

War Horse the theatre production is the most successful show The National Theatre has produced, and has been playing to full houses for the past five years, with well over one million people having seen the show. Currently it is playing on Broadway, Toronto, and a 30-city tour of America. It was also filmed by Steven Spielberg last year.

This production is suitable for children aged ten years plus.

Tickets £17, concessions £16, under 16s £8 are available on 01332 255800 or 01773 853428.