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War Horse Cast & Creative

War Horse uses puppetry to tell the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. At the outbreak of World War I, Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France, where he's soon caught up in enemy fire and on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 6, 2013.

Show Overview

About War Horse

What Is the Story of War Horse?
War Horse centers on the relationship between Albert, a teenager growing up on a farm in Devon, England, just before World War I, and his beloved half-thoroughbred horse, Joey. Albert’s family is poor, and his father raises cash by selling Joey to the cavalry as the war begins in 1914. Too young to enlist, Albert craves news of his horse, which was shipped to the battlefield in France. Three years later, Albert runs away to join the army, determined to find Joey and bring him home. Meanwhile, this smart and brave horse is pulled into service on both sides of the conflict before being left on his own in no-man’s-land, surrounded by trenches and barbed wire.


Stephen James Anthony
Billy Narracott
Arthur Narracott
Lt. James Nicholls
Alyssa Bresnahan
Rose Narracott
David Lansbury
Friedrich Muller


Based on the novel by
Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by
Nick Stafford
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
Movement and Horse Choreography
Toby Sedgwick
Set and Costume Designer
Rae Smith
Lighting Designer
Paule Constable
Sound Designer
Christopher Shutt
Puppet Designers
Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler
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