DetailsI 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+ Running time 2 hours 25 minutes inc. interval. War Horse website
.Performers James Barriscale (Chapman Carter/Colonel Strauss/Sgt. Fine), Gregory Bartlett (Topthorn head), Michael Brett (Joey and Topthorn hind), Simon Bubb (Captain Stewart/Rudi), Matthew Burgess (Joey heart), Killian Burke (ensemble), Finn Caldwell (Topthorn heart/The Goose/Veterinary Officer Martin), Laura Cubitt (Paulette/Joey as a foal), David Emmings (Joey head), Robert Emms (Aalbert Narracott), Jack Gordon (Billy Narracott), Robin Guiver (Joey and Topthorn heart/Geordie), Stephen Harper (Topthorn hind/Geordie), Bettrys Jones (Joey as a foal), Jonathan Livingstone (David Taylor), Colin Mace (Ted Narracott), Eamonn O'Dwyer (Songman), Patrick O'Kane (Friedrich), Toby Olie (Joey and Topthorn head), William Rycroft (Ensemble), Rachel Sanders (Rose Narracott), Anthony Shuster (Gefreiter Karl), Matthew Spencer (Captain Nicholls), Matthew Tait (Ensemble/Joey and Topthorn heart), Ben Thompson (ensemble/Joey and Topthorn hind), Howard Ward (Arthur Narracot/Sgt Thunder), Roger Wilson (Alternate Songman/Greig).
Book by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Nick Stafford. Producer National Theatre. Company Handspring Puppet Company. Director Marianne Elliott. Director Tom Morris. Design Rae Smith. Design Adrian Kohler (puppet). Lighting Paule Constable. Design Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd). Design Mark Grimmer (video). Sound Christopher Shutt. Director Toby Sedgwick (movement). Music Adrian Sutton. Lyrics John Tams. Design Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd). Design Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd).