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‘War Horse’ director tells us he turned down ‘Dumbo’ musical

Posted at 2:45 pm, February 10, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Tomorrow’s Time Out features an interview with ‘War Horse’ director Tom Morris, in which he reveals that after the show’s blockbuster success he was deluged with offers to direct musicals with puppet animals in, including one very big project that he turned down.

‘Someone asked, “Why don’t you adapt ‘Dumbo’?”, he reveals, going on to explain that he did consider the project before turning it down.

That wasn’t the only offer: ‘I got asked to do a musical about a dog and a lot of ridiculous things with a puppet animal in the lead,’ he sighs.

Morris and ‘War Horse’ puppeteers Handspring have finally reunited for a production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, which opens at the Barbican tonight – read the full interview with Morris in tomorrow’s mag, and read our review of the show online tomorrow.

Take a look at our latest theatre reviews here.

Tom Morris would like to make it clear that he was never approached by Disney about making a musical, as stated in the first version of this blog. We are happy to correct.

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