This production - adapted by John Tams and Sally Ward at the behest of the author - is a moving tale of a boy's extraordinary bond with his horse during World War One. The story of a farm horse sold from Devon into the mire, wire and machine guns of the Great War of 1914-1918 brings together a stellar cast, including Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins, with music and songs from some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This drama was directed by John Tams, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his work on the phenomenally successful War Horse stage epic at the National Theatre ['the theatrical event of the decade' (Times)] and which also inspired the Steven Spielberg film. 'Sublime.' (Michael Morpurgo, on hearing this completed drama)
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Read by Bob Hoskins, with music by Eugene Friesen. Follow the inspiring adventures of a dog, cat, rooster, and donkey who prove it's never too late to start over. Well along in years already, and worried that life may have passed them by, these four spunky animals decide to begin new lives as traveling musicians. Their comic escapades and dogged attempts to harmonize will amuse young and old alike. And you'll want to thank the Brothers Grimm for offering a valuable message about following your dreams. The inspired musical score brings this ultimate musician's tale vividly to life. For ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales.
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