National Theatre Live: War Horse

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National Theatre Live: War Horse

This imaginative WWI drama features astonishing life-sized puppets, which breathe and gallop with all the intensity of real horses.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Hopkins Center Spaulding Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
The Broadway production, which completed its run at the Lincoln Center’s earlier this year, won six Tony Awards including a Special Tony Award for Handspring Puppet Company.
“So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive” (The Times). 

Programmed as part of the WWI Centenary. Runtime: 160m


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