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superb amazing theatre and puppetry

By harper71
Written March 01, 2014
Of all the recent NT live broadcasts - which were all fantastic, mind blowing & inspiring - this one is the best yet! The incredible puppetry adds to the magic of this piece. Also the lighting & scene projections are beautifully done. Haunting live music, which set the atmosphere throughout. And the acting is great, as always. I really appreciate the National Theatre's offers to share their incredible work with us abroad!
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Magic on Stage

By neilr1
Written March 19, 2014
War Horse is a magical look at a boy and his horse during WWI that will pull your heart strings. It is a visual masterpiece. Don't miss this one.
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War Horse--National Theatre Live Production

By nprotheroe
Written March 23, 2014
Loved it, loved it!!! I laughed, held my breath, and cried. The staging was incredible--imaginative and creating a perfect setting for the play. And the puppets were astonishing. I remember when I first read about the play years ago, the idea of horse puppets didn't draw me to see the play. Then I saw the PBS special on Making of War Horse and was hooked. Oops, mustn't forget the music, in particular the solo singer. Each of the song interludes was beautiful, with the threading of music through the production haunting. All in all, it was a magical experience. One caution--not for children.
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Visceral entertainment!

By Peaksuniques
Written March 01, 2014
The National Theatre's "War Horse" was stupendous! During the most climatic scene my quiet, polite mother actually shouted, "No!" Get the tissues! I hope this eventually comes out on DVD!
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War Horse

By marthakle
Written February 28, 2014
This is the most powerful (overused word, but so appropriate here) war movie/play I've ever seen. I can't believe how much the stylized presentation created a greater imaginative space than any realistic presentation could have. I was exhausted and thrilled by the play.
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