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Big Day Out: War Horse at Leicester Curve

28th September 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Big Day Out: War Horse at Leicester Curve

Join us for a matinee performance of War Horse, the acclaimed National Theatre production, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford and the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.


A limited number of free tickets (which include return coach travel to Leicester) are available to residents of Corby Borough who are aged 65 or over.


Booking is essential, so please reserve your ticket, preferably online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-day-out-war-horse-at-leicester-curve-registration-68127391863 or call us in the office on 01536 267895.

Access Information:

  • Essential carer tickets are available for those who are unable to access this trip without assistance.
  • There are steps up to the coach so some walking will be required.
  • The coach we will be using for the trip can only accommodate folding wheelchairs.

About the Show:

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.


12:30pm – Registration. Registration will be 15 minutes before the coach is set to leave. Marian, from Made In Corby will be there to sign you in.

12:45pm – Departure from Corby. The coach will leave from Corby International Pool.

13:45pm – Arrival in Leicester. The coach will arrive outside the Curve Theatre, Leicester. This is an approximate arrival time.

2:15pm – Performance. The performance will start at 2:15 pm and will run for 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

5:30pm – Departure from Leicester. The coach will leave from the Curve Theatre, Leicester

6:30pm – Arrival in Corby. The coach will arrive outside Corby International Pool. This is an approximate arrival time.

Please note that this event is only for those aged 65 or over, who live in the Corby Borough.

This event is free to attend. The true cost of each place (around £50) is being covered by The ScottishPower Foundation.

Photo Credit: War Horse © Brinkhoff Mögenburg

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28th September 2019
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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