Published: Sunday 21st of December 2008
The National Theatre has announced a new production for next spring – and one commentator has suggested it could 'break the curse' of some poorly-received productions.
War Horse will open at the New London Theatre on March 31st 2009 and is adapted from the popular children's novel by Michael Morpurgo.
Writing in the Guardian, Mark Brown noted that the playhouse had experienced some high-profile failures with two of its recent productions, with an adaptation of Gone With The Wind closing early and Holocaust musical Imagine This following suit shortly after.
"Now the National Theatre is hoping that a tender story about a First World War horse can end the curse," the critic wrote.
He added: "It follows two sold-out runs on the South Bank. Unlike the two productions which closed so disastrously this year, War Horse is a proven success.
"The moving story about a boy's love for his horse has had audiences in tears since it first opened in 2007."
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