Saturday, 12 January 2008
HOT: War Horse, National Theatre
It must be pretty good theatre if a puppet can make me cry. This isn’t your usual WW1 story - instead of focusing on soldiers, the main character is a horse and the supporting storyline is his boy owner’s search for him through the trenches of France. The most awesome thing was the ability of the puppeteers to imbue emotion into their puppets, such that you forgot that they were made of wood and plastic.