War Horse

War Horse

From: Jan 10 2020

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to Melbourne from January 2020!

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.

‘A landmark theatre event.’ TIME Magazine, UK

‘Theatrical Magic.’ New York Times

‘Epic… Magnificent… Impressive.’ Herald Sun

‘Gallops away with your heart.’ Sunday Telegraph

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting.
Recommended for ages 10+