Meet Joey - the mechanical star of War Horse

Critically-acclaimed National Theatre show War Horse has opened in Birmingham.

ITV News Central went along to meet the star of the show - mechanical puppet Joey the War Horse - as well as some of the cast and crew.

Birmingham-born actor David Freeshman gets to know the mechanical steed
Birmingham-born actor David Freeshman gets to know the mechanical steed Credit: ITV News Central

The show tells the story of a young man and his beloved horse Joey, who gets sold to the Cavalry to help fight in World War I.

It will run at the Birmingham Hippodrome until November 9.

Mechanical star of the show - 'Joey' the War Horse - meets the cast
Mechanical star of the show - 'Joey' the War Horse - meets the cast Credit: ITV News Central

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