100 students studying GCSE Drama and A level Theatre Studies went to see the production of the National Theatres War Horse. It truly was an outstanding production. This will enable our students to write a live analysis and evaluation on a professional production for their written exam.
Following 8 record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 10 countries around the world, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse has returned to Bradford.
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped 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. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, 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 horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
Report By Miss Culliney