Preview: War Horse


New article in CityScene Magazine. —————————————————————-

When it comes to visual spectacle, a production on the level of War Horsemight come along only once in a decade.

Though the show, based on a 1982 children’s book by Michael Morpurgo, is a stage musical, it comes off more like a movie – so much so that, four years after it was adapted for the stage in 2007, Steven Spielberg adapted it into an Academy Award-nominated film.

The play, written by Nick Stafford and originally produced by the National Theatre in London, puts something on the stage that makes the production feel cinematic. The magic ingredient is not difficult to identify: It’s Joey, the 8-foot tall horse who is, ostensibly, the main character.

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