Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, War Horse has delighted millions of people around the world on stage since it was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. This will be the first time since its original broadcast in 2014 that War Horse will be able to be viewed on cinema screens.
Telling the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey who, at the outbreak of World War One, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Please note this is not a live broadcast via sat. It was filmed in front of a live audience and is being re-released to all sites on DCP and Blu-ray only.
“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production” ★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH
“A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” ★★★★★ TIME MAGAZINE
“Theatrical magic.” ★★★★★ NEW YORK TIMES
“A triumph of theatricality…heart-stopping.” ★★★★★ OBSERVER