Theater’s sweetest and most determined horse is coming to a movie theater near you! The National Theatre's original stage production of War Horse, pre-recorded live from London’s West End, will broadcast for one-night-only in cinemas across the U.S. on February 27. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, Joey will be presented in more than 350 cinemas around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy named Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in no man’s land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. The magnificent artistry of the Handspring Puppet Company brings the story to life with full-scale horses on stage, with their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables. War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international phenomenon, seen by over four million people worldwide and receiving numerous accolades, including two Olivier Awards in London, five Tony Awards in New York and three Dora Awards in Toronto. War Horse is currently in its sixth year in London and is on a major tour of North America which continues through 2014. The show is also on a UK/Ireland tour and a German language production is playing in Berlin.