Strider – The Story of a Horse
Written by Mark Rozovsky from a story by Tolstoy
(translated and adapted by Peter Tegel)
Opened Cottesloe Theatre 26th January 1984
1984 Olivier Nomination for Actor of the Year in a New Play
...the extraordinary skill of Michael Pennington’s performance as first a high-spirited,
gawky foal, then a proud winner and finally a broken-down hack.
-The Sunday Telegraph
...the splendour of Michael Pennington’s central performance. ...there is an authority
, integrity and rich irony in his acting that I have never seen before.
Michael Pennington is imaginatively superb...
Pennington’s performance is a triumph...
But at the centre of the piece is a remarkable performance by Michael Pennington