Stage Review ‘War Horse’ a beautiful spectacle of a terrible war ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Brinkhoff/Mögenburg Adapted from a popular novel, “War Horse” features life-size horse puppets manipulated by costumed actors. Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe The puppet was created by the South Africa-based Handspring Puppet Company. Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe Handspring's Adrian Kohler, left, and Basil Jones oversaw the puppet-building process, which took more than a year and a half. Brinkhoff/Mögenburg A hit in London and on Broadway, the play earned five Tonys last year. Brinkhoff/Mögenburg It will come to the Boston Opera House in October.