Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Multi Tony Award Winning Broadway Hit production of War Horse is now playing in Melbourne until 8 February and will open in Sydney on 15 February before continuing onto Perth from 24 March.
Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show 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 thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed.’ (Chicago Tribune)
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Original drawings for War Horse by Rae Smith