War Horse - NT Live Screening
About this event
Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of
The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, will be broadcast live to cinemas for the very first time from its home at the New London Theatre in the West End on 27 February 2014 as part of National Theatre Live. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, 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 features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
★★★★★ ‘Absolutely guaranteed to move the heart; the theatre event of the decade.’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!’ Time Magazine
★★★★★ ‘Theatrical magic.’ New York Times
★★★★★ ‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production’ Daily Telegraph
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s ground-breaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than forty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK. Their broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
General Public: $15.00
Student, Staff and Senior: $9.00