War Horse has been critically acclaimed since its first performance, receiving 5 stars from London's Daily Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail, and Sunday Express. The New York audience is abuzz about this import because of its compelling drama and beautiful aesthetics. The horses in this show are remarkably represented by gorgeous, life-sized puppets created by the Handspring Puppet Company (they are similar to the complex and beautiful animal puppets used in The Lion King). They present themselves strongly and gracefully, and their poignant interactions with the actors conjure thoughts of the profound historical bond between horse and man. Order your War Horse tickets today for a truly moving theatrical experience.Plot Synopsis:
Based on the best-selling 1982 novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is an emotionally-charged story that follows the paths of a young man, Albert, and his horse, Joey. At the outbreak of World War I, Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to France. While Joey is caught up in the horrible atrocities of battle, Albert can never forget his faithful friend. Though he is still too young to enlist, Albert sets out on a mission to rescue Joey and bring him back home. Get your War Horse tickets today to see where the remarkable bond between these two leads them in their journeys.Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission. Advisory: May be inappropriate for ages 11 and under (scenes of death and suffering, trauma). Awards: 2011 Tony Awards: 5 nominations, 5 wins Creative Team: Based on the Novel by Michael Morpurgo Adapted by Nick Stafford Director Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Movement and Horse Choreography Toby Sedgwick Set and Costume Design Rae Smith Lighting Designer Paule Constable Sound Designer Christopher Shutt Puppet Designers Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler War Horse News: April 14, 2011 After being in previews since March 15, War Horse officially opened!