Last Thursday, Year 5 enjoyed an action packed and at times emotional portrayal of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton . The performance – which was adapted from the famous author’s novel- took the children on a journey through life during WWI from the perspective of a young farm-boy, Albert, and his beloved horse, Joey.
Below is a review written by the children on their return:
We enjoyed watching War Horse as it was full of action packed scenes and emotional events. It began with a hard to follow beginning, but as it got further in it was understandable and exciting. It taught us about the hardships of war and how difficult it was to live in those times. The story was about a boy called Albert and his loyal horse, Joey as they ventured to find each other through WW1. At times you forgot that the horses were puppets as they were so lifelike and realistic. Sometimes you felt as if you were actually there in the war. It was very moving throughout the play and had a happy ending. Every so often, there would be a gunshot that made us all jump out of our seats and the person that the gun was aimed at fell to the ground in agony. Overall, war horse was a brilliant and thrilling play that left us all in awe. We would definitely recommend this play to anyone looking for adventure!
Written by : Isobel Grieb, Isabel Dickeson, Louis Gray, Oscar Brockway