War Horse author Michael Morpurgo took to the stage yesterday (16 August) after a performance of the show, alongside his equine puppet creation, Joey.

Morpurgo onstage with Joey

Morpurgo fielded questions from the hundreds of under-16s gathered at the New London Theatre, as part of the Society of London Theatres' Kids Week event, which aims to involve more young people in theatregoing.

A lucky few audiece members went onstage to get a closer look at the amazing horse puppet which has captured the imaginations of West End audiences.

Morpurgo onstage with Joey

The Kids Week scheme provides free and discounted tickets for children; 39 shows have signed up alongside War Horse this year, including Billy Elliot The Musical, Chariots Of Fire, Chicago, Wicked, Sweeney Todd and The Lion King. The scheme runs throughout August.

(Photos: Roy Tan)

Morpurgo onstage with Joey