See international hit ‘War Horse’ on screen at Cowichan theatre

War Horse, big screen broadcast of the live theatre production from England’s National Theatre, returns to Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

War Horse, a big screen broadcast of the live theatre production from England’s National Theatre, returns to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre by popular demand on Thursday, Oct. 13 starting at 7 p.m.

This two-hour production has been internationally acclaimed ever since it was first mounted in 2007.

A smash hit, at its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

The broadcasts have taken that magic spell around the globe, capturing the imagination of four million people in theatres worldwide.

The show is based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford.

It takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the First World War trenches of France.

The show is filled with stirring music and songs woven into a drama that’s highlighted by remarkable inventiveness.

Tickets are $25.50 for adults, $22.75 for seniors, $17.50 for students, and $17 for children. Go to cowichanpac.ca or call 250-748-7529 to reserve.