It's been a successful book, film and a sell-out theatre production at the West End. Now the stage show of War Horse is coming to Birmingham.
The story of the First World War told through the eyes of a horse has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe. But what's made the stage show stand out is its unique use of puppetry.
It's a tale of courage, loyalty and friendship between a boy and his horse. Set in the First World War, the stage show of War Horse has been watched world wide by nearly three million people.
And today the star of the show Joey showed his delight at bringing the national theatre production to the Birmingham Hippodrome.
The horses are all life size puppets hand-crafted from cane by a South African company. The puppeteers go through intensive training to make the horses in the show come alive.
It takes three puppeteers to make Joey as life-like as possible to the extent he can even gallop across the stage with a rider.
The show will run for four weeks at the Hippodrome from October 16th and according to producers promises to be just as inspiring heart-warming as the West End production.