Mar 31 - Apr 5, multiple showings at specific dates/times
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War Horse based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.
Don’t miss the critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse, filmed live on the London-stage and appropriate for audiences 10 years old and up.
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find Joey and bring him home.
Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses thrillingly to life on stage.
“Captivating! Nothing can replicate the specific thrill of watching Joey take on substance and soul before our eyes.” — New York Times
“A remarkable achievement… an astonishing piece of theatre.” — Time Out
“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.” — Daily Telegraph
National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinema screens worldwide. BY Experience, NT Live’s Cinema Distributor (ex-UK and China) is pleased to bring you this production as part of our Virtual Event Cinema program, through which arts-lovers can enjoy select captured on-stage performances and other special events at home, while supporting cinemas and the performing arts.