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WAR HORSE Will End Toronto Run on January 6, 2013

October 16
10:21 AM 2012

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The Canadian production of The National Theatre of Great Britain's international phenomenon War Horse will conclude its Toronto run on January 6, 2013 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The production has set a record in Canada as the longest-running professional drama of all time. At the time of closing, the production will have played 368 performances.

A final block of tickets for performances from November 4, 2012 through January 6, 2013 is now available for sale through TicketKing (416-872-1212 or www.mirvish.com).

The National Theatre's War Horse Producer Chris Harper states: "We are absolutely thrilled that Toronto audiences have embraced War Horse, helping the show to set Canadian theatrical records.

"The Canadian cast and crew have brought the show to epic life in the beautiful Princess of Wales Theatre and I'm sure that audience records will continue to be broken in the show's final twelve weeks in Toronto.

"From its humble origins as a National Theatre of Great Britain workshop project, War Horse has become a national and international phenomenon – this month celebrating its fifth anniversary in London, currently on Broadway and a US tour, with future productions planned for Australia and Berlin, as well as a tour of the UK and Ireland."

David Mirvish states: "In 2007, a large group of our subscribers saw the original War Horse at the National in London and raved about it. Since then it was our dream to produce the show in Toronto with an all-Canadian cast and crew. We have made that dream a reality and we couldn't be prouder of this magnificent production.

"Of course none of this would have been possible without our good friends at The National Theatre and the visionary producers Bob Boyett and Tim Levy.

"It's been an amazing year for War Horse in Toronto and we want to thank the local audience for going on the adventure with us."

War Horse in Toronto won the Audience Choice Award at this year's Dora Mavor Moore Awards, where it also picked up Doras for Best Costume Design and Best Choreography/Movement.

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