The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
The multi-award-winning production of “War Horse” is based on the beloved novel of the same name
by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, it has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.
“War Horse” is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, “War Horse” takes audiences on the extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
“Sunday Times” gives the production 5 stars and says it is “The theatre event of the decade.” “Time Magazine” states that it is “A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” (Runtime 3 hr., including an intermission).
Screenings will be on Monday, December 12th at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members and $20 general admission. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.