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In Pictures: Joey at the Tower of London

Published 20 October 2014

Since 5 August, when the Tower of London’s famous moat first became awash with a sea of red poppies, social media feeds across the capital have themselves been inundated with images of people visiting the stunning installation.

Yet we’re pretty sure that no set of pictures depicting the iconic scene can beat those taken yesterday when the equine star of First World War drama War Horse joined the novel’s author Michael Morpurgo among the Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red memorial.

The gallery of Alex Rumford’s stunning shots, which can be viewed above, depicts their day walking among the blood-red flowers put in place to commemorate 100 years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the Great War.

Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins with setting by Olivier Award-winning designer Tom Piper, the installation can be seen at the historic London landmark until 11 November. Morpurgo’s powerful tale, however, can be seen on stage at the New London Theatre for at least another year, with the production currently booking until 24 October 2015.

Adapted by Nick Stafford and directed by Marianne Elliott, War Horse uses incredible life-size puppets to tell the story of young Albert Narracott as he embarks on a treacherous mission to bring back his beloved Joey from the trenches.

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