In this War Horse scene performed live at National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, watch Jack Holden as Albert, and Toby Oliè, Thomas Wilton and Michael Brett as the puppeteers who collectively are the horse Joey. War Horse premiered at the National Theatre in 2007 and won five 2011 Tony Awards on Broadway.
Watch Scene from War Horse
South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage through the use of steel, leather and aircraft cables. War Horse is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford.
National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage airs Friday, February 14, 2014, at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).