About War Horse

From Page to Stage
  • ‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.’
    Daily Telegraph
  • ‘Be sure not to miss this stunning show.’
    The Times
  • ‘A uniquely moving spectacle.’
    Daily Mail
  • ‘I wept like a baby through War Horse at the National, and again all through this transfer.’
    Sunday Times
  • ‘The most moving and spectacular play in London.’
    Sunday Express
  • ‘If ever a piece of theatre worked magic then it must be War Horse.’
    Evening Standard
  • ‘War Horse has galloped from the Olivier to the welcoming expanses of the New London Theatre. It’s a perfect fit. Brilliantly inventive.’
  • ‘Theatrical magic... puppetry that has to be seen to be believed.’
  • ‘So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. Sweeping drama of extraordinary power... Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.’
    The Times
  • ‘One of the most powerfully moving and imaginative productions of the year, whatever age you happen to be.’
    Daily Telegraph
  • ‘An extraordinary piece of theatre... guaranteed to move the heart.’
    Sunday Express
  • ‘War Horse only confirms the National’s extraordinary knack of turning children’s literature into the finest drama. Stunning.’
    Sunday Times
  • ‘A remarkable achievement... an astonishing piece of theatre.’
    Time Out
  • 'Pure animal magic'
    Daily Mail
  • ‘Even Equus pales in comparison with the dazzling puppet design.’
  • ‘Staged with thrilling flair... uncannily beautiful equine puppets created by the South African company, Handspring. A superlative sense of emotional depth.’
  • ‘A triumph of theatricality... a heart-stopping staging of Michael Morpurgo’s First World War story. One of the National’s biggest ever hits.’
  • ‘Electrifying... Superlative puppets bring Joey and other animals to life in ways that are often extremely moving. A family show that’s going to be hard to beat.’
  • ‘The production achieves an epic scope and scale... Thrilling. It will achieve a rapt hold on audiences.’
    Evening Standard
  • ‘A marvellous piece of theatre, often desolate, often terrible, often moving and finally uplifting. By the end everyone around me, young and old, was hunting for a handkerchief.’
    Financial Times
  • ‘Captivating! Nothing can replicate the specific thrill of watching Joey take on substance and soul before our eyes’

    New York Times

London National Theatre

08 November 2018 - 05 January 2019

Glasgow SEC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019

Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre

27 March 2019 - 06 April 2019

Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

10 April 2019 - 27 April 2019

Hong Kong Lyric Theatre

10 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Auckland Civic Theatre

21 June 2019 - 07 July 2019

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