AS part of Lyme Regis Town Council’s programme of events to promote the remembrance of the end of the Great War 100 years ago, the Marine Theatre has organised an commemorative screening of ‘War Horse’.
Ian Marshall, chairman of the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion, will introduce the film with some words and clips of this year’s Great Pilgrimage 90.
Earlier this year, the Royal British Legion recreated the Battlefields Pilgrimage of 1928 90 years on and Ian will show highlights of the battlefields tour and parade to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, which was attended by two members of the Lyme Regis branch.
‘War Horse’ is based on Michael Morpurgo’s bestseller, at the outbreak of the First World War.
Albert’s beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry by his father. After being sent to France, in a bid to survive Joey has an unexpected journey across war-torn Europe.
Albert enlists in the British Army, and is wounded during the Battle of the Somme. Whilst recovering in hospital, he learns of a horse found in no man’s land.
The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis, Directed by Stephen Spielberg.
The screening will be held at the Marine Theatre on Friday, November 9, with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £5 in advance or £6.50 on the door with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com