If you missed ‘War Horse’ last year, take heart – you have another chance to travel with Joey, the horse, from pastoral fields to the front line and into no-man’s land, as virtuoso guitarist BOB FOX narrates and sings through the timeless story of the production at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay. (The show is running until Saturday, September 12.)
‘War Horse’ captured the hearts of South African theatregoers last year. The Pieter Toerien and National Theatre production, featuring the breathtaking talents of the Handspring Puppet Company, sold out in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The production told the extraordinary story of Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who was requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Part of the unique theatrical experience was the music played live on stage by Fox in his role as Song Man.
Fox has created a brand new concert performance of all of the ‘War Horse’ folk songs, combined with some newly written songs from BBC Radio 2`s ‘The Ballads of the Great War’ and old favourites from his many previous recordings.
Five lucky readers can win double tickets to the Wednesday and Thursday performances. Send your name and “Song Man” in the subject line in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 3pm on Tuesday, September 8. Good luck!
* For bookings, call the Theatre on 021 438 3300; or visit computicket