JOEY FROM WAR HORSE AT OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
In the presence of HM THE QUEEN AND HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Joey, the life size puppet horse and star of the National Theatre’s record breaking production of War Horse which is running at the New London Theatre in the West End, made a special appearance at official opening of The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey yesterday in the presences of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The puppeteers were: Shaun McKee (Joey Head), Matthew Tait (Joey Heart) and Sam Clark (Joey Hind). Joey meet a real horse at the VSC, and saluted HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the end of their visit to the school.
War Horse, which has been seen by seven million people world-wide, is the powerful story by Michael Morpurgo of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been 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. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
War Horse has its final London performance on 12 March 2016, prior to a major UK tour which begins in Autumn 2017. Click here to book tickets and save up to 31%