Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company. The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play. War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day. At the outbreak of World War One, Albert's beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
RUNTIME: 165 minutes
Sonya and her Uncle Vanya while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov. However, when Sonya's father Professor Serebryakov suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena, polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope? Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions' stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown. Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya's exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Filmsco-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.
RUNTIME: 155 minutes
DIRECTOR: Ian Rickson
CAST: Toby Jones, Aimee Lou Wood, Richard Armitage, Roger Allam, Rosalind Eleazar