The latest from WarHorse


Last week Baby Joey and the Goose  paid a visit to Derriford Hospital, bringing smiles and delight to both patients and staff in both the children’s day case unit and children’s wards on level 12. Both patients and staff enjoyed interacting with the characters, who certainly enjoyed the attention, too. “Part of our role is to […]


On Sunday 11 November 2018, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the National Theatre will hold a special commemorative performance of War Horse. A matinee performance, introduced by author Michael Morpurgo, will include a tribute to the human and animal lives lost, on all sides, between 1914 – 1918 during […]


Last week the War Horse company paid a visit to the beautiful village Iddesleigh where Joey and the story of War Horse were born.  Michael Moruprugo was there to show them round the village and explain how the story came to life. Beginning with a sing-song in the local pub, The Duke of York, moving through […]


We’re thrilled to announce that Joey will be globe-trotting to the other side of the world for a run at the Civic Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand in June 2019. He can’t wait to say ‘Kia ora!’ Tickets for the run (21 June-7 July) are now on sale! 

Joey goes to Woking Party in the Park

Ahead of our run at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking  Joey made an appearance at the annual Woking Party in the Park last weekend. He made a special appearance during a performance of Only Remembered from the Woking Military Wives choir and met lots of visitors throughout the day. The puppeteers also held some […]

Joey visits Birmingham’s Roundhouse

Joey had a lovely day in Birmingham yesterday ahead of our run at the Hippodrome in October. He paid a special visit to Birmingham’s Grade II listed Roundhouse – a former 19th century canal-side stables and store – to meet members of St George’s Church of England Primary School, who enjoyed a workshop lead by […]

Relaxed performance of War Horse to make history at Lowry, Salford Quays

WAR Horse has been seen by millions of theatregoers around the world but next Thursday at The Lowry, history will be made when the first relaxed performance of the award-winning drama will be staged at the theatre. The aim of a relaxed performance is to make the whole theatre experience more enjoyable for those who […]

Joey meets Tommy statues

For the duration of the War Horse run at The Lowry, the venue will host two Tommy silhouettes in the foyer. The six foot high Tommies are part of a nationwide art installation, There But Not There. The campaign is led by former Chief of the General Staff, Lord Dannatt and supported by Birdsong novelist, […]

Director of War Horse awarded OBE

Marianne Elliott is to receive an OBE for her services to theatre in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. In response to the news Elliott said: “When I was a child, growing up in Stockport, I never thought it was even possible for a young woman to become a theatre director, let alone be blessed […]

Milton Keynes Theatre

19 September 2018 - 06 October 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome

10 October 2018 - 03 November 2018

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

Auckland Civic Theatre

21 June 2019 - 07 July 2019