Sentimental, touching and entertaining, War Horse is a play that tells a marvelous story about the horrors of war through the eyes and words of a horse. Though this may seem hard to do, the play manages to depict the story beautifully. A life-size horse is placed on the stage during the show, and from the beginning of the play to the end, the play never fails to move the audience. This popular play is coming to town once again, so get your War Horse tickets fast and get ready for an evening full of intense entertainment!
The story bases itself on a book by a children's writer named Michael Morpurgo, the name of the book being War Horse as well. The book was first published in the year 1982 and went on to become a best-selling children's novel. The stage version of the book is adapted by Nick Stafford. The choreography of the horse is done by Toby Sedgwick and the director of the play is Tom Morris and Marianne Elliot.
War Horse was first performed at the Royal National Olivier Theatre on the 17th of October, 2007 in London, United Kingdom. It managed to keep running until the 14th of February, 2008. It made its second appearance on the 10th of September, 2008 and ran until the 18th of March, 2009. The writer of the book on which the play is based, Michael Morpurgo, at first gave a statement in which he expressed his surprise that his book was being adapted as a theater play, because he thought that the book was not executable on the stage. However, the instant success of the production proved that he was completely wrong. Fans loved the theater adaption of their favorite book and the venue was sold out various times.
There are over all thirty-two actors in the show. Matthew Aubrey plays the part of Albert Narracott, Zubin Varla plays Friedrich Muller, the character of Arthur Thunder is played by Arthur Betts, Rachael Saunders appears as Rose Narracott, Angus Wright plays the character of the good German and Andy Williams appears as Ted Narracott.
Michael Morpurgo is widely believed to be a master storyteller, and this incredible story revolves around a horse named Joey who belongs to a boy called Albert. The story of War Horse is set at the time of the World War I, and tells a magnificent tale of a horse's experience through the horror and tragedy of war. It begins in the year 1914, when the horse is first separated from his owner, Albert and sold to the army. It is then sent to France where it finds itself captured and trapped midst the enemy fire on the Western Front. He makes his way to the frontline along with his soldier, and witnesses the destruction and chaos of war. He still does not lose heart, and his bravery makes the soldiers even more courageous. Joey, after serving the British, gets captured by the Germans and serves them for some time, before he ends up alone and injured in no-man's land. His beloved master, Albert resolves to find his lost horse and enrolls himself in the war, his only interest being the pursuit of Joey.
With gripping music, enchanting choreography and a touching story, this play has all the ingredients for a successful production. The music of the play is composed by Adrian Sutton and the songs are sung by John Tams. This imaginative and powerful play captures the audience of every age, even though the book was initially meant only for kids. The horse appears to be so astonishingly riveting, that the emotion and sentiments of what it is going through in the war never fail to make a mark on the audience, as they witness the tragedy of war through its eyes.
The cast of the play also performs outstandingly. Fans of the book never miss a chance to watch this stunning show every time it is featured. Now, War Horse is ready to give their fans another performance, and this is an opportunity you better not miss! Some great entertainment is ready to be unleashed on you, so gather your friends and family and come watch this outstanding show. All that separates you from this stunning piece of drama is your War Horse tickets, so hurry up and grab them right away!