If there is a good argument for remembrance, and there is an equally good one for forgetting, what you can never forget is the War Horse experience.
War Horse has been enthralling audiences around the world and after seeing it, it’s clear why. The play follows the deeply moving story of the relationship between a young boy, Albert Narracott, played brilliantly by Thomas Dennis, and his adored horse, Joey.
The National Theatre’s War Horse certainly lives up to all of the hype. I’m a hardened theatre critic, aren’t I? However, like most of the inspired audience, I was brought to my feet, and to tears, by this magnificent production.
The touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.
Complex, intense and disturbing yet gentle and moving in equal measure. I would recommend this wonderful production to theatre goers of all ages. An enduring story of humanity and friendship and a timely reminder of the futility of war and the sacrifices made by those that have gone before us.
On the 10th anniversary since their first show, I was lucky enough to go and watch War Horse. The play is emotion filled and the stunning story telling through the music and ensemble work make the show a must see.