The National Theatre's stage adaptation of the young adult novel "War Horse" has made a welcome return after being a sold out hit last season. The star in this production are undoubtabley the extraordinary puppets / puppeteers who animate the various animals involved in the story of a young man who follows his beloved horse into the throws of World War I. Seems sentimental? Well, it is, and the actors seem oddly caricatured when performing with vibrant puppets. By the evening, I had no problem with this fact, and neither did the rest of the sold out house.
Rating: *** (out of *****)