Today: May 28, 2024

Joanna Lumley Narrates War Horse LIVE

First it was a book, then an award-winning play, then a tear-jerking film with Tim Hiddleston. Now War Horse: The Story In Concert comes to the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 27th October.

The World Premiere will see national treasure Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS and the author Michael Morpurgo take take to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to read the poignant, emotionally-charged novel with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Lumley is one of our best-loved actresses, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous – a role she revived for 2016’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Lumley is an advocate of human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign and supports a variety of charities and animal welfare groups.

Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Joanna to the Hall for his unique, one-off celebration of War Horse. The combination of Joanna, Michael, the RPCO and designer Rae Smith sketching live on stage will be an unforgettable marriage of flawless storytelling and magical music.”

The World Premiere of War Horse: The Story In Concert takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 27th October.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

Previous Story

Deepwater Horizon

Next Story

BFI London Film Festival Top Picks

Latest from Blog


Memory (2023)

Memory is an exquisite American drama in the tender embrace of Michel Franco’s cinematic prowess.

Abashiri Prison I-III

Constructed in the late nineteenth century to house political prisoners, Japan’s infamous Abashiri Prison served as the inspiration for a popular and prolific run of yakuza movies released between 1965 and 1972. In Abashiri Prison,

The Beach Boys

2024 sees the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ chart-topping compilation album Endless Summer that threw the fading band back into the limelight. Whilst this double LP release was a big financial

The Valiant Ones

The Valiant Ones was King Hu’s last, great masterpiece. Indeed it’s arguably his last true wuxia film — but what a magnificent beast it is. Directed by the celebrated master of the

Enter the Clones of Bruce Unboxing

There have been so many books, documentaries, and even biopics of the immeasurably pioneering martial arts icon Bruce Lee. His life and work have been studied intensely, and his influence remains felt

BackBeat Unboxing

This month saw underrated Beatle-biopic BackBeat make its Blu-ray debut from Fabulous Films, surely delighting the band’s collectors and completists. Telling the story of the Beatles’ first bassist – the so-called ‘lost
Go toTop

Don't Miss

Christmas Epics On The Page

This Christmas, the Folio Society offers book lovers the chance

Film Fun At The Royal Albert Hall

Building on the huge success of success of their Films