War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event from the UK’s National Theatre, comes to Hong Kong for the first time on May 10th.

The winner of more than 25 international awards,War Horse is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. It tells the story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War.

Photo: War Horse.

Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, 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 puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed.’ 

The touching storyline features spectacular puppetry work, brought to life by the highly skilled puppeteers. Combined with the cleverly designed stage-set, the War Horse company create the utterly convincing world in which Joey exists, taking the audience from rural Devon to the battlefields of France. It’s an astonishing piece of theatre that will surely move your heart. – Presenter and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall.

Joey in Hong Kong. Photo: War Horse.

Performance details:

  • Venue: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai
  • Showtimes: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:45pm
  • Dates: Fri 10 May – Sat 25 May 2019
  • Tickets: General tickets are now on sale and are available online from HK$$495 at www.hkticketing.com, or by calling 3128-8288.

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