Based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, and now a feature film created by Stephen Spielberg and featuring a star-studded cast (Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch), War Horse is an award-winning show seen by over 7 million people worldwide.
Starting at the National Theatre back in 2007, the stage show has since been all over the world, from China to South Africa to Broadway, picking up 25 awards along the way. The show is most famous for its innovative puppetry, used to create the life-size horses of the beloved novel.
The story follows a horse named Joey and his young owner Albert, who are torn apart at the advent of the First World War, when Joey is taken from their Devonshire farm to join the cavalry. Joey embarks on a dangerous adventure across war-torn Europe while Albert enlists in the army in an attempt to be reunited once more.
The heart-felt story of courage and companionship is told with all of the theatrical flair of the National Theatre, now the most successful show in their history. Creative set, lighting and puppetry design bring the touching tale to life.
War Horse shows at the Brighton Centre from Thursday 25 January to Saturday 10 February. Monday 29 February will feature a captioned performance, Thursday 1 February will be an audio described performance and Thursday 8 February will be BSL interpreted. Full times and details of all performances can be found on their website.
Tickets : From £20
Image Credit: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg.