Moving Tony Award-Winning Production ‘War Horse’ Comes to Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
A tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, National Theatre of Great Britain’s much-acclaimed show War Horse is filled with stirring music and songs, and features ground-breaking puppetry to bring breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
Adapted from British author Michael Morpurgo eponymous 1982 children’s novel, War Horse tells the story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire. Fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to join the army, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find Joey and bring him home.
Its moving, powerful story, music and ingenious puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company has won War Horse over 25 international awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.