John Tams to introduce Spielberg film War Horse

WELL known 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 January 13.

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 January 13 at 7pm.

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 January 13 to Thursday February 2. Tickets for the screening on Friday January 13 at 7pm 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