• ‘An Entertainment Phenomenon.’
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‘An Entertainment Phenomenon.’

Daily Telegraph

The acclaimed National Theatre production War Horse Based on beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Nick Stafford. In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.

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Experience an unforgettable journey

War Horse is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

A heart-warming tale of
Courage and Friendship

At the dawn of the First World War, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and is shipped to France. Fate takes him on an incredible odyssey, serving on both sides, before finding himself alone in No Man’s Land. But Albert cannot forget Joey, and he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Through the battlefields of history to the
Hearts of Audiences around the World

This internationally-acclaimed production takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural England to the trenches of the First World War. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event, unlike anything you have ever seen before.

‘A sweeping drama of extraordinary power. It’s sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.’

The Times

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‘A blast of pure theatrical imagination. Awe-inspiring’


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RT @NationalTheatre: More fun on last day of #riverstage: @ettaermini dance 3pm & Joey from @WarHorseOnStage 4pm! http://t.co/0DNfibC622 ht…

Joey visits the #riverstage. See him again at 4.30 today #WarHorse #Southbank http://t.co/gFJuKGuLaU http://t.co/1TaTDQxvBU

Today at the #Riverstage you will see a familiar face! Come and say hello at 1.30 and 4.30… http://t.co/4aARP6urSG http://t.co/MQISBfywkb

At the dawn of WW1, young Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find his beloved horse, Joey, & bring him home. http://t.co/iiCb0wXd6J

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Photo of New London Cast , 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg