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Heart Tugging:War Horse Comes to Sunderland

War Horse returns and is in full swing since it’s premier 11 years ago.

War Horse Is touring for it's 11th year and I went along to see why it was worthy of the awards and acclimation's it has received so far!
War Horse at Sunderland Empire

Whether you have seen the film or not you’re going to be in for a treat. Bring the tissues! I have seen the film. The first thing I said was about the poor horses. But, in fact, the hundreds of thousands of men that were sent to war is something that cannot be forgotten. Their memory lives on plays such as this!

The national theatre’s famous War Horse is at Sunderland Empire until 23rd of February so there is plenty of time to see it.

The show is one like I have never seen before. It is so inventive with its famous life-size horse in the form of a puppet. It is brought to life by 3 different people. They were really incredible and we saw the journey of the horse and after a few minutes, you look past the puppett and fall in love with the horse! In addition this there is the original songs and script.

The show is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and tells the story of a farm boy from Devon being called to fight. But also tells the story from a horses view.

War Horse, for me, is so important.

For some, it may relive some memories and be a very touching show. However, the generation below me will only know the stories for people like me who have never experienced anything first hand. That is why it important for the history of Britain for this show to keep going. But more importantly for us to be an audience member and experience the show.

The Show so far is had over 8 million people go and see the show. Are you going to be one of them? So far it has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for best play on Broadway. Wow! What an achievement.

Whilst watching the show there was a perfect geordie element that got the audience laughing and it reminded me so much of The Last Ship.

It truly is an unforgettable experience more that just a show. If there is anything you need to see this year, It should be this!

“Only remembered, only remembered. Only remembered for what we have done. Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling. Only remembered for what we have done”


  1. Sarah
    09/02/2019 / 3:03 pm

    The war horse is something I think I would like to go and see xx

  2. 13/02/2019 / 6:51 pm

    This is meant to be incredible!x

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