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+ World Premiere. Following His Dark Materials and Coram Boy, the Nationalâs new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the childrenâs 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. Suitable for 12 year olds and above. War Horse website
.Performers Alice Barclay, Jamie Ballard, Finn Caldwell, Gareth Kennerley, Rachel Leonard, Tim Lewis, Tommy Luther, Emily Mytton, Toby Olie, Toby Sedgwick (Ted Narracott), Luke Treadaway (Albert Narracott), Jason Barnett, Paul Chequer, Thomas Goodridge, Thusitha Jayasundera, Ashley Taylor-Rhys, Alan Williams, Angus Wright (Captain Nicholls), Craig Leo, Mervyn Millar, James Barriscale, Simon Bubb, Tim van Eyken, Stephen Harper, Howard Ward.
Book by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Nick Stafford. Corporate Sponsor Accenture. 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).