Broughton House is a 50 bed care home and charity in Salford for elderly residents who have war related conditions and complex needs. Cause UK negotiated with the National Theatre and The Lowry to give an exclusive performance from the hit production War Horse at the care home to help raise awareness of the charity. Stars from the cast met real life war heroes, with a surprise visit from the star of the show, Joey.
The cast and residents were all visibly moved by the visit.
War Horse cast member Joe Dark, said: “It really showed me why we do what we do as storytellers and to touch these people that have a personal experience of this sort of thing was fantastic, it was beautiful.”
The performance was filmed by ITV Granada Reports.