So as promised, the War Horse post. I don't go to the theatre very often and have mostly enjoyed going to see lighthearted musicals like Oliver, the Pirates of Penzanze and Chicago. War Horse was a very different and the compelling journey through history was a somehow deeper experience. To begin with the New London Theatre on Drury Lane in London's West End is very minimal with none of the usual OTT, dramatic styling I generally associate with theatres. For the War Horse production there were no permanent props to behold except a very effective strip of 'sky' that hung above the stage and featured many emotive images and drawings of landscape to give the spectator a greater sense of where they were being transported to. I won't dwell too much on the story itself as I think its best seen fresh and without much preparation but I will emphasis its a deeply moving play supported beautifully with elements of dance, music and dialogue. The cast are so professional and awe inspiring but the stars of the show are the 'puppets' created by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company. They really are more 'horse like' than horses if that makes any sense. Even a none horse fanatic can understand the emotions and feeling these majestic creatures convey and tissues are advised at all times.