Described as "…so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive… Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring" by The Times of London, War Horse is a powerful and imaginative drama set at the outbreak of World War I in the English countryside and also the fields of battle in France and Germany.
War Horse tells the story of young Albert's beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is "…both epic and intimate," and "absolutely guaranteed to move the heart," Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man's land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
War Horse is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.