About This Show

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Though not yet old enough to enlist, Albert joins the army, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 25min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 27 February 2019 Final Performance: 16 March 2019


Jo Castleton Rose Narracott
Ben Murray Songperson
Kofi Aidoo-Appiah Topthorn head
Rianna Ash Joey head
Matthew Booth Allan/Brandt/Manfred
Jonathan Cobb Goose/Schnabel
Ben Cutler Nicholls
Khalid Daley David/Baby Joey
Zoe Halliday Topthorn hind
Danny Hendrix Billy/Heine/Klebb
Alex Hooper Joey heart
Lewis Howard Joey/Topthorn heart
Michael Jean-Marain Topthorn heart
Andrew Keay Joey/Topthorn hind
Clive Keene Greig/Sergeant Fine
Kiran Landa Paulette/Baby Joey
Mark Matthews Joey hind
Katharine Moraz Annie Gilbert
Christopher Naylor Friedrich/Priest
Samuel Parker Joey/Topthorn hind
Tom Quinn Joey/Topthorn head
Gareth Radcliffe Carter/Strauss
Domonic Ramsden Joey/Topthorn heart
Tom Stacy Joey/Topthorn head
Elizabeth Stretton Matron Callaghan/Baby Joey
Kenton Thomas Bone/Schweyk/Vet Martin
Charlie Tighe Stewart/Heine/Ludwig
Matthew Trevannion Sergeant Thunder