See it if You need to see what all the acclamation is about. But leave at intermission--it doesn't get better.
Don't see it if You need a real story in your dramas. This show just gives you the usual boy-loves-horse stuff. The puppetry is a gimmick.
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.
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
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.
See it if you are fascinated by brilliant staging and don't mind a weak underlying plot. The horse is more impt than all the men dying? Really?
Don't see it if you only respond to insightful scripts. The staging was dazzling, creative, memorable. I took my son and loved how much he loved it!
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.
See it if simple moving plays that inspire heart, mind (and tears) are your cup of tea. The staging, acting and music move as one. Simply spectacular!
Don't see it if stories of war, 'puppets', and quiet stories make you grimace
See it if stab yourself in the eyes. This play is everything that is wrong with theater. I hear so many people say they like this but they just say
Don't see it if that because its the sexy thing to say. Yes, it was different but different is not always good.
See it if You want to see the most amazing life like puppets. You like stories about people connecting with animals.
Don't see it if You're looking for something fast paced. At times, this almost put me to sleep, and I also felt it was extremely repetitive.
See it if You love historical epics and excellent puppetry. Very emotionally draining, but worth it. Ensemble shines. You'll forget they are puppets.
Don't see it if You're not prepared for a dramatic, gripping, emotional WWI tale. There are no obvious stars either, this is a true ensemble show.
See it if Enjoy historical works. Enjoy puppetry and clever sets. You will forget that you are watching puppets and not live horses.
Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky story. You aren't interested in history or animals. Don't want to see war depicted on stage.
See it if you're a fan of the Lion King & want to see more animals come to life on stage in a more dramatic show. This is much better than the film.
Don't see it if you're put off by the somewhat cliched premise of a boy who just loves his horse.