War Horse is a five-time Tony Award winning theatre-production that will make its premiere in Vancouver September 24 to 29, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The inspiration for the play (and Steven Spielberg feature film) was a novel by Michael Morpurgo of the same name. The film went on to win six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” War Horse is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In a tale the New York Daily News calls “spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no-man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.
War Horse in Vancouver, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of a four city tour in Canada, including dates in Calgary, September 10 to 15, 2013; Edmonton September 17 to 22, 2013 and Ottawa January 21 to 26, 2014.