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. Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
The National's epic is based on WAR HORSE, 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 ages 10 years and over.
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*Please note the following ‘access’ performances (with supplied terminiology):
Captioned for Deaf and partially hearing people
- Saturday 20 July 2013 at 14:30pm
Audio Described for Blind and Visually Impaired people
- Saturday 27 July 2013 at 14:30pm, with Touch Tour at 12:45pm