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 Jacob Anderson (Billy), Matthew Aubrey (Albert Narracott), Nigel Betts (Arthur Narracott/Sgt Thunder), Andrew Bridgmont (Alternate Songman/Greig/Schmidtt), Vaness Faye-Stanley (Baby Joey/Ensemble), Matthew Forbes (Ensemble), Ross Green (Joey and Topthorn Heart/Ensemble), David Grewcock (Joey and Topthornhead/Ensemble), Emily Cooper (Joey and Topthorn Hind/Ensemble), Nicolas Karimi (Topthorn heart), Sarah Mardel (Baby Joey/Emilie), Jess Murphy (Paulette/Baby Joey), David Ononokpono (Captain Stewart), Ruth Rogers (Joey head), Abdul Salis (David Taylor), Perri Snowden (Captain Nicholls), Zubin Varla (Friedrich Muller), Andy Williams (Ted Narracott), Thomas Wilton (Ensemble), James Barriscale (Chapman Carter/Colonel Strauss/Sgt Fine), Matthew Burgess (Joey heart/Schweyk), Robin Guiver (Joey and Tophorn heart/Geordie), Stepehn Harper (Topthorn head/Geordie), Eamonn O'Dwyer (Songman), toby Olie (Joey and Topthorn head/Goose), Ian Piears (Joey hind/Heine), Malcolm Ridley (Sgt Allan/Schnabel/Manfred), William Rycroft (Bone/Rudi/Callagahan), Rachel Sanders (Rose/Sentry Shaw), Anthony Shuster (Vet Martin), Ben Thompson (Joey and Tophorn hind/Ludwig/Goose).
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).