War Horse

Beautiful, moving, amazing.A definite must see :)

War Horse

On Wednesday 20th December I saw 'War Horse' being performed at the New Theater, Oxford.It was a truly amazing performance.

War Horse is a play based on the book by Micheal Morpurgo. it involves mainly acting but puppetry is also used to create the horse and some birds within the play.4a905437893d105b7c23abc3ed190d0dbfe081f5.jpg

It was a very unique performance. the only thing that I can think of as vaguely similar is 'The Lion King' (also an amazing production) with the use of puppetry although in 'War Horse' the use of puppets was much more subtle allowing the acting to really shine through.

as I have already mentioned it was an amazing performance and experience. all of the actors gave really powerful performances, very believable and they conveyed great emotion to the audience. the use of puppetry was also amazing and added a wonderful unique twist to the play and it was beautifully done. the story line was very good and the theater company did an excellent job  of the f96da780bedd1294e01008e4190a4d9bc2ac0ead.jpgentire production, it kept you on the edge of your seat and literally made you cry and laugh throughout.                                   they would build up the tension before making you jump out of your seats at a cannon or sudden gunshot(you have been warned :))

I have thought through this for a long time and I honestly cannot fault it.I definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it before.

War Horse is currently doing a UK tour and all the details are on the website http://www.warhorseonstage.com/

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4 Comments

  • Luke Taylor

    On 11 June 2018, 15:18 Luke Taylor commented:

    I've yet to see War Horse at the theatre - it looks splendid :D

  • Grace Whitty

    On 11 June 2018, 17:22 Grace Whitty commented:

    It was, but I don't want you to get disappointed if you see it with high expectations after me saying how amazing it was!

  • Emrys Green

    On 12 June 2018, 10:31 Emrys Green commented:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it Grace. I saw the uk tour recently and the west end version a few years ago. I agree the puppetry is spectacular. Did you know they spent time with real horses to learn how to mimic the real life traits? The angle of the head, the swish of the tail etc :) good luck with your Arts Award.

  • Grace Whitty

    On 12 June 2018, 14:21 Grace Whitty commented:

    yes, I think I had heard that somewhere. it really is amazing. thanks for the comment! :)

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