Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, “War Horse” has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, “War Horse” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France in World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Now, Cayman audiences have a chance to see this incredible production through the magic of technology. Culture at the Cinema will be presenting it for one night only at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 on Saturday, Nov. 12.
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.
“So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive.” – The Times
“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.”
– Daily Telegraph
“A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” – Time Magazine
“The theatre event of the decade.” – Sunday Times
Tickets for War Horse at Regal Camana Bay on Nov. 12 are $40 each and include a glass of bubbly and access to the theater bar. Only 18 and older will be admitted. Available to buy at the cinema box office. Doors open at 7 p.m. to the theater and the show begins at 8 p.m.
For more information on this and upcoming shows, see www.bigscreen.ky.