Why See War Horse?
War Horse is on tour and hits the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA, Closed December 2, 2012
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, 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.
The National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the British Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.
Opening night: 20 November 2012
War Horse is suitable for 10 year olds and above.
2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Cast and Creative
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Nick Stafford
In association with Handspring Puppet Company
Directors - Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
Designer/Drawings - Rae Smith
Puppet Direction - Puppet Design & Fabrication, Handspring Puppet Company
Lighting Designer - Paule Constable
Director of Movement - Toby Sedgwick
Video Design - Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer
Music - Adrian Sutton
Songmaker - John Tams
Sound Designer - Christopher Shutt
London Production of War Horse
OLIVIER 2010 Nominations
OLIVIER AWARDS 2008
Best Theatre Choreographer (Toby Sedgwick)
Best Set Design (Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company at the National Theatre Olivier)
Best lighting design
Best sound design
What you thought
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