National Bank, Proud Presenting Sponsor of the Canadian Premiere of WAR HORSE

Toronto, 21 September 2011 - 

National Bank is the proud presenting sponsor of WAR HORSE in Canada. The National Theatre of Great Britain production of WAR HORSE is produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, National Angels, Bob Boyett and David Mirvish.

Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with Handspring Puppet Company, 6-Tony-Awards winner WAR HORSE will feature an All-Canadian cast and begins performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre on February 10. 

“The excellence of this production was lauded in New York, London and elsewhere. Now it’s Toronto’s turn to embrace War Horse and its captivating story. National Bank is proud to present this world-class production and to invite theatre-goers in Toronto to experience this landmark theatre event,” said Lucie Brouillette, National Bank’s Marketing Manager.

WAR HORSE, which was created in England in 2008, has opened on Broadway last April and will be presented for the first time in Canada. It is sure to win over spectators here with its innovative production, superior acting and exceptional story. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a production of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity—health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach—with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities.

For more information on the many causes and projects National Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves, please consult our social responsibility report at www.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world.  National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has over $153 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,217 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Relations
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500