War Horse production gets set for North East performances

A life-sized horse puppet made an appearance at the Angel of the North yesterday ahead of the War Horse production

Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse, which will be at the Sunderland Empire
Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse, which will be at the Sunderland Empire

A life-sized horse puppet made an appearance at the Angel of the North yesterday.

The puppet was there ahead of the War Horse production coming the North East. The National Theatre production will arrive at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre next year.

The tour will start on April 30 until May 17. The show tells the story of a young man’s journey to find his beloved horse Joey, against the backdrop of the First World War.

 

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse is said to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

At its heart, are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa’s Tony Award®-winning Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse
Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse
 

Next year’s performances, coinciding with the centenary of the start of the First World War, will be especially poignant. Another production of War House is to open in Berlin, symbolising the shared sacrifices of both sides in the First World War. The show is famous for life-sized puppet horses, representing the animals who suffered with the troops. For tickets contact Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022

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