War Horse visits Brighton landmarks

Joey the War Horse on Brighton beach (Photograph: Alex Rumford)
Joey the War Horse on Brighton beach (Photograph: Alex Rumford)

You may have spotted a life-size equine puppet horsing around in Brighton and Hove this week.

‘Joey’, the star of the critically acclaimed theatre production War Horse, made an appearance on Brighton beach and at the Royal Pavilion on Wednesday, ahead of the show’s visit the Brighton Centre early next year.

Joey the War Horse visits Brighton ahead of his UK tour (Photograph: Alex Rumford)

Joey the War Horse visits Brighton ahead of his UK tour (Photograph: Alex Rumford)

The National Theatre production, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, has been performed in 97 cities across 10 countries.

War Horse comes to Brighton in 2018 from January 25 to February 10.

Mr Morpurgo said: “After a few months rest, out at pasture, Joey, the War Horse and his great team from the National Theatre, will be touring the UK again, from 2017 through to 2018 and the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“The National Theatre will be taking their show all over the country, to towns and cities, many of them places War Horse has not been seen before.

Joey the War Horse on Brighton beach (Photograph: Alex Rumford)

Joey the War Horse on Brighton beach (Photograph: Alex Rumford)

“I am so pleased this is happening; that so many more people will have the chance to enjoy this unique theatrical event. Steady boy, steady Joey. Trot on!”