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New York | 2h 40m | Already closed

War Horse

From 231 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

'War Horse', which won the Tony Award for Best Play, chronicles the journey of a boy and his horse during World War I, through theatrical puppetry and innovative storytelling. More…

'War Horse' travels from the verdant English countryside to the fields of France and Germany at the outbreak of World War I. A boy's beloved horse has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, the horse serves on both sides of the war, and survives an odyssey that leaves him alone in no-man's land. The boy, now a young man, cannot forget his horse, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.



100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Masterful, Life-size puppetry

See it if This was one of the best pieces of puppetry I've ever seen, besides for the rousing tale of one man's love for his horse. Fabulous acting!

Don't see it if This includes some violence and loud explosions apropos of the setting during WWI. It could scare little kids.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You like cutting edge theatre. Great, interesting stories. Worth it just to see the puppetry.

Don't see it if I can't imagine who wouldn't like this unless it is someone who just doesn't do "sad".

100
Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want the most exquisitely staged presentation of a very difficult subject. I was sobbing by intermission.

Don't see it if tough emotional theatre is too much for you or the soul of an animal can't touch you.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you enjoy musicals, and horses.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want something totally riveting and completely unbelievable as far as characterization and staging go.

Don't see it if You cannot take the intensity of war shows.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to see a lavish and powerful play that is larger than life. A show with a simple but deeply emotional story.

Don't see it if You only like comedy or interpersonal drama.

100
Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy massively clever shows. It doesn't seem like a show that can work on stage but it is gorgeous and keeps you invested.

Don't see it if you aren't into Theatre or don't understand the arts. It's a great show but some people won't see it because of the name alone.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy creative and inventive ways of staging a story

Don't see it if You want something more light-hearted and colorful

100
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Seth numrich

Don't see it if no seth numrich

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if See if you enjoy puppetry and great staging

Don't see it if Don't see if you don't like war related storylines

100
Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You appreciate theatre in any form. Like your theatre to be theatrical. Enjoyed "The Lion King" or "Les Miserables". Want to be spell-bound.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging

See it if Gorgeous show staged so beautifully! Amazing story and fabulous sets and props.

Don't see it if you don't like plays, or sad stories.

100
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want an amazing theater experience.

Don't see it if you're an idiot.

99
Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if you're into war drama or just into amazing puppetry.

Don't see it if you want something funny/uplifting

99
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you want to be floored by incredible puppetry and a supremely moving story, but be warned: it's dark. No bad seat in the house.

Don't see it if you don't want to think at a show. You want something upbeat and comedic. You don't like seeing scenes depicting war.

98
Original, Epic, Great staging

See it if You appreciate great staging and movement, stories told with great emotional impact, and amazing puppets.

Don't see it if You only like comedies and realistic plays. This play lives in a kind of magical realism that is wonderful.

98
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You appreciate a Well-crafted show that transform simple story into an epic, emotional journey using minimal, yet amazing staging.

Don't see it if You don't like shows dealing with tragic subject matter

95
Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stellar performances and masterful storytelling! The puppetry is magnificent and you believe the animals are real!

Don't see it if stories about war and destruction aren't for you.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see a masterful example of exquisite story-telling, with great imagination and thrilling staging.

Don't see it if intricate large-scale puppetry is not your thing no matter how cleverly used and how moving the story

95
Absorbing, Profound, Great staging

See it if if it ever comes back. It was touching, clever, amazing to watch and experience.

Don't see it if not an option since it closed

Also I saw this at Lincoln Center in Nov 2012. I saved the playbill and wro... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if You want to see how horses come to life on stage with the help of fantastic puppeteers and heart wrenching story

Don't see it if You have a problem watching a story that involves animal cruelty (as it takes place during wartime when horse were used instead of vehicles)

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want to be moved and amazed at the art of puppetry, at the end of the show you don't notice the puppeteers. Stunning.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are a little slow.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Profound, Great staging

See it if you want to be floored by incredible puppetry and a supremely moving story, but be warned: it's dark. No bad seat in the house.

Don't see it if you don't want to think at a show. You want something upbeat and comedic. You don't like seeing scenes depicting war.

94
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to be transported and see incredible puppet work

Don't see it if you want something funny and upbeat

93
Original, Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you love puppetry, horses, WWII period pieces, and/or British dramas...

Don't see it if you are an easily-bored curmudgeon!


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