My review of the play (below) was written on 11th June, 2009.
The story is about Albert Narracott and his horse, Joey. Young Albert trains Joey from a colt only to lose him when his father sells him to the British army in the First World War. The rest of the story recounts Joey’s experience in the war, first serving as a mount for a British officer and then as a friend of a sympathetic German soldier Friedrich Müller. At the same time, Albert becomes a British soldier (at the age of 16) so he can find Joey. In the end, master and horse are reunited. If the play was somewhat sentimental at times, the ingenuity of the puppets, set design (bare but effective), music (especially the folk songs) and Rae Smith‘s projected drawings more than made up for it.