War Horse archiveI 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 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. Suitable for 12 year olds and above. War Horse website.


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(s): Marianne Elliott, Tom Morris, Toby Sedgwick (movement)
Design(s): Rae Smith, Adrian Kohler (puppet), Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), Mark Grimmer (video), Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd)
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Music: Adrian Sutton
Lyrics: John Tams
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War Horse (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0826423032. Details of all War Horse archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S195559555

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