Synopsis/Cast/CreativesI want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me.
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. Do I look like I know the latest on every effing ?orse in the war? Do I look like an effing equine expert or even an effing equestrian enthusiast? Your squadron no longer exists. That's all I know, Private. Suitable for 12yrs+ War Horse website
Approximate runtime 145minutes.Performers Scott Miller (Albert), Jo Castleton (Rose Narracott), Ben Murray (Songperson), Kofi Aidoo-Appiah (Topthorn head), Rianna Ash (Joey head), Huw Blainey (Geordie), Matthew Booth (Allan/Brandt/Manfred), Jonathan Cobb (Goose/Schnabel), Colin Connor (Ted), Ben Cutler (Nicholls), Khalid Daley (David/Baby Joey), Zoe Halliday (Topthorn hind), Danny Hendrix (Billy/Heine/Klebb), Alex Hooper (Joey heart), Lewis Howard (Joey/Topthorn heart), William Ilkley (Arthur), Michael Jean-Marain (Topthorn heart), Andrew Keay (Joey/Topthorn hind), Clive Keene (Greig/Sergeant Fine), Natalie Kimmerling (Emilie), Kiran Landa (Paulette/Baby Joey), Mark Matthews (Joey hind), Katharine Moraz (Annie Gilbert), Christopher Naylor (Friedrich/Priest), Samuel Parker (Joey/Topthorn hind), Tom Quinn (Joey/Topthorn head), Gareth Radcliffe (Carter/Strauss), Domonic Ramsden (Joey/Topthorn heart), Jack Simpson (Klausen), Tom Stacy (Joey/Topthorn head), Elizabeth Stretton (Matron Callaghan/Baby Joey), Kenton Thomas (Bone/Schweyk/Vet Martin), Charlie Tighe (Stewart/Heine/Ludwig), Matthew Trevannion (Sergeant Thunder).
Book by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Nick Stafford. Producer National Theatre. Director Marianne Elliott. Director Tom Morris. Design Rae Smith. Design Basil Jones (puppet direction design and fabrication for Handspring Puppet Company). Design Adrian Kohler (puppet direction design and fabrication for Handspring Puppet Company). Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Toby Sedgwick (movement and horse choreography). Design Leo Warner (video design - for 59 Productions). Design Mark Grimmer (video design - for 59 Productions). Music John Tams (songs). Music Adrian Sutton. Sound Christopher Shutt.