THE big one opens in Plymouth this weekend. The National Theatre's War Horse is the show everyone from across the South West will be travelling to Plymouth's Theatre Royal to see.
The stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's children's classic about a boy and his horse caught up in war has been a must-see show in London for years. Now it's about to tour.
Producer Chris Harper said: "We are particularly thrilled that the tour opens in Devon, where the play is set. War Horse finally comes home."
It's a powerfully moving and imaginative story about Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned for the English front-line in the First World War.
Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides 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. South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage — their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft create a spectacular.
War Horse runs at Plymouth Theatre Royal from Friday, September 27 to Saturday, October 12. The box office if you want to try for returns is 01752 267222.