Written on: 19/05/2012
From my experience of WarHorse at the New London Theatre, It does not deserve the 5 star rating that the majority have given it. From the start it was pretty boring and wasn't as sad as the book or film. The only thing good about it was the horse puppets and the Goose. The singing was Ok... If you have read the book or seen the film, then the production is most probably going to disappoint you. Also in parts, French and German was being spoken and I had no clue what was being said, although... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2012 by ferryman007
Recently had the pleasure of being the beneficiary of two tickets to see War Horse at the theatre. What an absolutley fabulous experience. The acting, singing, plot and production were brilliant. A very intimate theatre made the experience even more heightened. I do go to the theatre quite regulary but this was one of the best shows I've ever seen! (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2011 by shazpaz (1 review written)
This was the best play I have ever seen. The horses were so realistic that I actually cried when it got caught in the barbed wire. I was brilliant from start to finish and I hope it comes to Scotland where I would definately go back to see it again. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2010 by DaveyBoy77 (58 reviews written)
Saw this last night for my birthday. It was absolutely amazing. We had good seats, about three rows back from the front. The puppets are absolutely incredible, and make it easy for you to become absorbed in the story. My only gripe was that for much of the second half there are bits of dialogue in French and German, and although they do their best to translate, there were times when my GCSE French wasn't quite good enough to keep up. All in all, a great, and very moving play, with an... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)
Fabulous show as others have written. The horses really are spectacular, and it's fascinating how quickly they cease to be puppets, and how completely they come alive. War Horse kept me engrossed from start to finish. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009 by speakout (86 reviews written)
If you haven't yet seen War Horse then go see it now! I missed out on seeing it at the National but was not disappointed with the production at the New London Theatre in any way. I had heard and read many great reviews of War Horse and all of them were true. This is such a heart wrenching story about the lives of the horses in the first world war. I did not realise how many poor animals perished in such awful conditions until seeing his production and what they actually endured if they... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by nintendonut
When I first heard of the concept of this play / musical i thought to myself how am I going to get emotionally involved in a play where the lead characters are horses. Well, from the moment it started I was drawn in.
The puppetry was A1 excellent. The creators of the War Horse puppets are nothing short of genious.
The stage set was simple but effective.
The actors were brilliant especially the lead.
The irish singing was mesmerising.
At the end I was totally hooked and a little emotional too. ... (read more)