Members of the cast of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse will be making a special visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital, on the site of St Thomas’ Hospital on Wednesday 16 December at 1.30pm. The visit marks the screening of NT Live’s filmed version of the multi-award winning production of War Horse at the MediCinema at St Thomas’ Hospital, London later that evening.
Joey, the life-size puppet horse will be making his way through the children’s hospital with members of the West End cast, including James Backway as Albert and Ben Murray as Song Man who will entertain the children and staff with Christmas Carols and songs from the show.
The cast are delighted to have been invited to the hospital just before Christmas. Actor James Backway said:
‘We are all so excited to have the opportunity to bring a little bit of Devon sunshine to children who we know are all being really brave. It’s not an easy time to be in hospital if you are an adult, but for a child at Christmas, it must be particularly difficult. I know they will love meeting Joey, who has brought smiles to children around the world.’