Steve North – War Horse

Steve played Ted Narracott in The National Theatre’s globe-trotting smash War Horse, which returned to cinemas on the 11th of November in the UK and internationally on the 24th of February 2021.

Based off the best-selling children’s book by Michael Morpurgo, it tells the story of the deep companionship between the son of a poor farmer called Arthur and a bay thoroughbred horse named Joey as they grow up together and eventually have to face the horrors of the First World War together.

The show immediately received rapturous praise on its first run at the National Theatre in 2009 winning countless warlords, particularly for its stunningly realistic puppetry of the animals including Joey by the South Africa-based Handspring Puppet Company, and brought to Broadway in 2011 and has toured all over the world since.

2011 was also the year that it was made into a film adaptation by Steven Spielberg which received several award nominations including Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAS.