‘War Horse’ rides again, in HD

Mar 28, 2014
Photo by: Brinkhoff and Mogenburg National Theatre's inventive “War Horse,” filled with stirring music and songs, is centered around life-size puppetry by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.

Rockland — London’s National Theatre “NT Live” season of play broadcasts continues at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., with an encore presentation of “War Horse” Thursday, April 10, at 2 and 7 p.m. The performance was live captured in February.

The National Theatre's original stage production of “War Horse” has become an international smash hit since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007. 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 World War II France.

A young boy named Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, are requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

Tickets are $23, $15 for students; contact the Strand for group ticket pricing. NT Live’s season of broadcasts continues May 1 with the National Theatre’s production of “King Lear.” For more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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