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.