Saturday, 4 February 2012

War Horse ... poetry in motion.

I love the theatre and could go every week if I could afford it. I particularly enjoy being given gifts of theatre tickets, although chocolates, flowers, perfumes and ‘surprise’ gifts are most welcome too. A few years ago at Christmas it was vouchers for horse riding at a local stable yard. This Christmas, I was particularly delighted to receive from The Man, theatre tickets for ‘War Horse’.

During the week, we took the day off work and went to see ‘War Horse’ at The New London theatre. How was it? It was amazing, wonderful and magical. If you haven’t seen the production I recommend that you do. You’ll love it! This is a very cleverly piece of theatre taking the art of puppetry to a whole new level … in my humble opinion.

The acting was first class. The music was excellent but for me the creative team who choreographed the story through the life sized puppets was truly amazing. The movement and the animation of these beautiful puppets were both creative and believable. But don’t just take my word for it, see it for yourself and be prepared to have your heartstrings tugged a little too!

All in all, a truly enjoyable day in the city, stopping for lunch at the beautifully refurbished St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a recommendation from one of my writing bloggers. The hotel is definitely worth a visit for lunch and great architecture too. We had a trip to The National Portrait Museum to check out the current photographic portrait exhibition - Taylor Wessing’s Portrait Prize winners., the Man being is a keen amateur photographer, you understand.  However, for me, the highlight of the day concluded with the wonderful production of War Horse at one of London's finest theatres.  

A horse is poetry in motion. ~Author Unknown


  1. Last month me and friends watched War Horse show, i totally agree with you that its one of the great shows ever seen in Broadway. The production was great, story was excellent and i really liked the theme of this show which is "friendship and war". I really get into it and my eyes got wet in few scenes, had a great time. We all are planning again for this show.

  2. I agree a show worth seeing for a second time. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I thought at first you were talking about the film. The play sounds wonderful. I love theatre productions. Went to see Mama Mia recently and I am headed to NY in May for Evita. A special treat. Delighted to hear about such an enjoyable outing.


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