About War Horse

From Page to Stage

Synopsis

Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE is now touring the UK.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

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

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting.

Recommended for ages 10+

Liverpool Empire

31 July 2019 - 17 August 2019

Oxford New Theatre

22 August 2019 - 07 September 2019

Leicester Curve

18 September 2019 - 12 October 2019

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

18 October 2019 - 23 November 2019

Paris La Seine Musicale

29 November 2019 - 29 December 2019

Melbourne Regent Theatre

10 January 2020 - 09 February 2020

Sydney

15 February 2020 - 15 March 2020

Perth

24 March 2020 - 12 April 2020
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