On Wednesday, March 28, Year 8 English students from University Academy Kidsgrove (UAK) visited the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham to witness the West-End hit theatre production of War Horse.
War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. The play is based on the celebrated novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo.
Performed by the National Theatre, War Horse tells the story of Albert and his beloved horse Joey, who live on a farm in the British countryside. At the outbreak of World War I, Albert and Joey are forcibly parted when Albert’s father sells the horse to the British cavalry. Against the backdrop of the Great War, Joey begins an odyssey full of danger, joy and sorrow, and he transforms everyone he meets along the way. Meanwhile Albert, unable to forget his equine friend, searches the battlefields of France to find Joey and bring him home.
Alfie P, Year 8 student said: “It was amazing, the acting was really good and the horses were so real!”
Miss Boon, English Teacher said: “The performance itself was incredible! Everyone agreed that throughout the whole performance they kept forgetting that Joey was in fact a puppet, and not a real horse. All in all, the trip was a great success, so here’s to many more!”