Derbyshire And Hollywood Legends Join Forces

19 December 2011

War Horse

Image from the Steven Spielberg film War Horse.

Legendary Derbyshire folk artist and University of Derby honorary graduate John Tams will introduce the much anticipated Steven Spielberg film War Horse when it opens at QUAD, Derby, on 13 January.

John Tams is the song maker for the West End, Broadway and Toronto productions of War Horse and was a consultant on the movie version. He will talk about his involvement with the film prior to the screening at QUAD on Friday 13 January at 7.00pm.

Directed by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpogo. Set against the backdrop of World War I it tells the story of a remarkable friendship between a horse called Joey, and Albert, the young man who tames and trains him.

The film follows Joey's extraordinary journey through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of those who meet him, from British cavalry, German soldiers, to a French farmer and his granddaughter, before reaching its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land.

War Horse (12A) screens at QUAD from Friday 13 January to Thursday 2 February. Tickets for the screening on Friday January 13 at 7.00pm are limited.

John Tams was awarded Doctor of Letters from the University of Derby in 2010 for his contribution to theatre and folk music.

Cinema tickets are £7.40 full price and £5.75 concessions. To book tickets and for more information, call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606 or visit

For further information please Laura Ratcliffe, Alumni Relations Officer, T: 01332 591368, M: 07768 091248 E:

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