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Tickets go on sale for "War Horse" in Bristol

It's played to sell out audiences around the world and even the Queen has been to see it. Now the stage production of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse is coming to the West Country.

The Bristol Hippodrome is hosting the show in January. And as the box office opened this morning, people queueing for tickets were in for a bit of surprise, as Eli-Louise Wringe reports.


Plymouth's Theatre Royal reopens with War Horse

War horse will be performed at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Theatre Royal in Plymouth will open its doors on Friday night for the National stage show War Horse.

It will be the first show since the theatre closed six months ago while undergoing a multi-million pound revamp.

It is one of the most important regional theatres outside London - bringing in £26million to the local economy.


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Full report: War horse 'comes home' to Devon

A horse from Devon that was the inspiration behind what has become one of the most popular children's books ever, has been back in his home village this week for the first time, in 100 years.

It was not not the real-life one though.

The life size puppet of the horse Joey, from the stage production of War Horse has been out this week ahead of the start of a nationwide tour of the production, which opens at Plymouth's Theatre Royal later in September.

Military Wives and War Horse help launch Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal was launched at various ceremonies around the region today. The Royal British Legion is hoping to top last year's record breaking total of £40 million.

Our Defence correspondent John Andrews went to Dartington where the Military Wives Choir and Stephen Spielberg's film of War Horse have helped focus attention on Devon servicemen, past and present.