War Horse
October 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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War Horse

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.
This production is not presented by the Collins Center, University of Maine or the University of Maine System
Collins Center for the Arts

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, 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.

The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play is based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.

 

“Captivating! Nothing can replicate the specific thrill of watching Joey take on substance and soul before our eyes.” — New York Times

“A remarkable achievement… an astonishing piece of theatre.” — Time Out

“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.” — Daily Telegraph

Rating: PG equivalent

Runtime: 2 hours, 45 minutes (includes 1 intermission)

 

What is NT Live?
National Theatre Live transmits the best of British theatre live from London to screens around the world. The broadcasts are filmed in front of a live audience, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the theatre to ensure cinema audiences get the best-seat-in-the-house view. Productions are transmitted via satellite to the Collins Center, then projected onto our high-definition screen — one of the largest in the state.