http://www.coolidge.org/content/war-horse Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
Date Idea, Film, Performing Arts
The Coolidge is the exclusive Boston-area venue for this series of plays — captured live in high-definition — from London's prestigious National Theatre.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an 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.
National Theatre Live (NT Live) is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theater to cinemas around the world. The first season of events, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 165,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.
This season's line up includes two thrilling collaborations with other British theater companies, Complicite and the Donmar Warehouse.