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The New Zealand premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s internationally acclaimed production
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to The Civic, Auckland from 21 June 2019 for a strictly limited season.
Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed.’ (Chicago Tribune)
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and 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 enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
‘A Landmark Theatre Event.’
‘An Entertainment Phenomenon.'
The Daily Telegraph
‘An extraordinary piece of theatre, absolutely guaranteed to move the heart.’
The Sunday Express
The New York Times
‘A blast of pure theatrical imagination. Awe-inspiring!’