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HomePlays2012-13 SeasonWar HorseSynopsis

War Horse at THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
based on the book "War Horse"
by Michael Morpurgo, adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford
in association with Handspring Puppet Company


A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.

England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s 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.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London, New York and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

  • Contains scenes that depict warfare.
  • Run time is 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission.
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