War Horse, filmed in front of a live audience in London’s West End. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.
The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day.
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Running Time: 165 minutes (including one 10-minute interval TBC)
Joey/Topthorn Head GARETH ALED
Joey/Topthorn Hind ANTONY ANTUNES
Topthorn Hind CAROLINE BOWMAN
Emilie/Baby Joey CLARE LOUISE CONNOLLY
Songperson/musician SOPHIE CRAWFORD
Chapman Carter / Soldat Schmidt EWEN CUMMINS
Sergeant Fine/Col Strauss CHRISTOPHER DICKENS
Rudi DREW DILLON
Captain Stewart HASAN DIXON
Joey/Topthorn Heart JAMES DONOVAN
‘Heart tugging visually inventive spectacle…’ (this was written Nov 2018 so is it OK to use?)
‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production’
‘An entertainment phenomenon’
‘The theatre event of the decade.’
‘Magical. Moving. World class in every way.’
‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!’
New York Times
‘A triumph of theatricality…heart-stopping.’