Roger Worrall | War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome

War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome

February 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

What a show this is I would recommend it to anyone who fancies a great night out.

Our day started off with a few preshow drinks and a bite to eat at the Bordeaux Quay food was good and the service was excellent. Show doesn’t start until 19.30 so had a bit of time to spare and headed off to Molloy’s Pub for a quick pint and glass of wine.

We were seated in the stalls at the hippodrome and goods seats we had on the edge of the isle and a great view of the stage.

The size of the horse puppets are magnificent and the lifelike movements and sounds are just unbelievable, you really do need to see it to understand what I mean. The Backdrop on the stage was constant throughout black with a white torn out effect expanding from left to right, the white part was used as a canvas for illustrations portrayed on it. Sketches of different scenes from Farm land to battle fields of the Somme.
As many of us know it portrays a story of a farmer’s boy and a hunting foal  and the bond they have between them.  Albert Narracott the farmer’s boy and Joey the horse.

When Albert’s father sells Joey to the army for an officers horse, Albert leaves the British country side and heads off to the Somme in search of his beloved horse in the hope that he will find him.

The final scenes and the war is over Albert finds his beloved Joey and is reunited and they both return to the farm land from which they came.

It's a very high visual impact play and my words to describe is just WOW MAGNIFICENT.

After leaving the Bristol Hippodrome we headed off to the Cosy Club that in it self is a lovely building.

In all we had great evening, and I would suggest you get and see this play you'll love it. 

Image portrayed is not one of mine.


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