6 Reasons not to miss War Horse at the Liverpool Empire this month
Prepare to be spellbound as this moving West End show brings horse power to Liverpool. Watch the video about as our Jay met one of the puppeteers behind the show, Nicky Cross, at the Empire Theatre.
As part of it’s major UK Tour, War Horse comes to the Liverpool Empire from 15th November until 2nd December 2017 and we can guarantee you wont ever have been a show like this before. Following on from an enormously successful tour back in 2014, the National Theatre has brought War Horse star, Joey in from pasture to visit a number of brand new cities, including Liverpool.
Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship about a young boy called Albert and his horse, Joey, is set against the back drop of the First World War. War Horse is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history and features ground-breaking puppetry which brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
If that wasn’t enough to get you clicking the book ticket link, here’s 8 reasons not to miss War Horse on Tour at the Liverpool Empire Theatre……
1 – Joey & Co
It takes 8 months to build a complete set of puppets for War Horse and four legged steeds aren’t the only animals in the show, Joey and Topthorn are joined by a goose, two swallows and two crows! Each horse puppet weighs around 6 stones and is operated by three puppeteers who undergo 8 weeks of training before being able to perform.
2 – The Soundtrack
Just when you think you’ve held it together through this moving tale, the soundtrack takes hold of your heart strings and gives one almighty pull. With a traditional folk sound, whether it’s the a cappella sea shanty of “Only Remembered,” the defiant singalong of “The Scarlet and the Blue,” or the Gallic-tinged “Learning to Plough.”, you’ll be humming these and more for weeks.
3 – A Whole lot of History
The 2017-18 UK War Horse Tour coincides with the Centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War, and having walked tall with veterans and current armed forces service personnel on Remembrance Sunday, Joey and cast will transport you back to that very time. Prepare for a truly moving story.
4 – First Past the Post
War Horse has won more than 25 international awards including a huge haul from across the pond. Set Design, Direction, Stagecraft, Sound Design and Costume Design are among the accolades that War Horse has won, and it’s still going strong. We’ve not doubt you’ll crown this spellbinding production as one of your favourites of 2017.
5 – Famous Fans
War Horse has now been seen by more than seven million people in 97 cities and 10 different countries, and now you have the opportunity to see it right here in Liverpool. Famous fans of the production include The Queen, Prince William and Prince Harry, Michael Caine, Keira Knightley, Sharon Stone, Diana Ross, Kim Cattrall and Michael Buble!
6 – The Hollywood Treatment
Did you know that Steven Spielberg saw War Horse at the New London Theatre and was so enamoured by it, he went back to Hollywood and turned it into a film starring Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddlestone? If that’s not the biggest compliment ever, what is?!
To book your tickets to see this incredible stage production, click here and prepare to be wowed. You can also follow the progress of the official War Horse tour by following @WarHorseOnStage on Twitter.