War Horse Tickets $69-$132.90.
I was invited to attend the official opening night for War Horse at QPAC and without hesitation I accepted and took my mother along for the show.
It was amazing! It had laughs, heartache and tears.
These magnificent puppets were so realistic that after 10-15 mins I had completely forgot that there were up to 4 people moving it around the stage so effortlessly.
The background singing set the scene and the pyrotechnics set the war mood. I literally jumped out of my skin several times.
When we arrived I had noticed a few children in the audience and suddenly felt guilty for not letting my kids come along. They had bugged me over and over after seeing the horse puppets on TV.
By intermission I was wondering how the children a few rows away were holding up. Needless to say they did not return for the second half.
Unless your child is OK with loud gun shots, people dying, bombs going off and horses being shot in the head then I would leave the kids at home.
For all the adults though, it was amazing! Well worth the money to see.
From the official QPAC writeup:
WAR HORSE tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.