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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 793 members
Review from MusicAngel
25 events 8 reviews

Endearing.. amazing.. enthralling! This is a story of a special bond between an unlikely pair, the journey they both face during the devastating years of war, and the people they encounter in their life's path while hoping to reunite with one...continued

reviewed Jun 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephen DeCordova
Red Velvet 54 events 40 reviews

A beautiful production of a life-affirming much a pageant as a play. The stagecraft and artistry of the puppeteers were truly stunning. Also, this is one show you can actually enjoy from the "cheap seats".

reviewed Jun 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Alan Lee
Red Velvet 98 events 29 reviews

Great set design and puppeteering.

reviewed Jun 29 2012 report as inappropriate
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“This spellbinding show runs full gallop with theatrical magic. It is epic and intimate and compels you to hold your breath in anticipation.” —New York Daily News
War Horse is so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.” —The Times of London
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Based on a Novel by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted for the Stage by Nick Stafford

In association with Handspring Puppet Company

This remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship opened to rave reviews in London and New York.  Coming exclusively to the Ahmanson. *


England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, before finding  himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. *

The horses in this amazing piece of theatre are life-size and life-like: crafted in cane, steel, leather and aircraft cables, by the extraordinary Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, they embody the fire, spirit and nobility of living, breathing steeds.

This National Theatre of Great Britain production will thrill audiences at the Ahmanson. War Horse, filled with stirring music and song, is an astonishing event every family with children over 13 will enjoy.


*You’ve never seen anything quite like War Horse. This epic tale is both highly inventive spectacle and powerfully moving drama, with one of the largest casts (over 30) ever assembled on the Ahmanson stage. This odyssey of a boy and his horse took London by storm before opening on Broadway in Spring 2011.

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