Theatre - War Horse
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.
Following His Dark Materials and Coram Boy, the National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the 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.
|Director:||Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris|
|Based On:||A novel by Michael Morpurgo|
|Dates and Locations:||London production at the National Theatre, Olivier, closed on February 14, 2008|
|Novel By||Michael Morpurgo|
|Adapted By||Nick Stafford|
|Puppets By||Adrian Kohler|
|Lighting Design||Paule Constable|
|Direction of Movement||Toby Sedgwick|
|Sound Design||Christopher Shutt|
|Video Design||Leo Warner|
|Video Design||Mark Grimmer|