The latest from WarHorse


Yesterday Joey spent the day in the North East towns of Sunderland and Seaham, ahead of the War Horse run in Sunderland next February.

He visited the iconic Roker Pier and then met the Tommy of Seaham built by Ray Lonsdale, who was built in 2014 to remember those lost in WWI.

Michael Taibi, one of the puppeteers, said: “We had a fantastic response at Tommy and Roker Pier, seeing people’s reaction to Joey for the first time just never gets old. It isn’t about us, we work together to make him come to life and the greatest compliment people can make is when they say they forgot we were there, as that shows we’ve nailed it and done our job.”

After a morning taking in the sites, Joey featured in a Q&A event at Sunderland Empire, attended by invited groups and schools.

War Horse will be playing at the Sunderland Empire from 6-23 February 2019. Tickets are on sale now. 

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

18 October 2019 - 23 November 2019

Auckland Civic Theatre

21 June 2019 - 14 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

Paris La Seine Musicale

29 November 2019 - 29 December 2019

Melbourne Regent Theatre

10 January 2020 - 09 February 2020
Public on sale opens on 28 June.


15 February 2020 - 15 March 2020
Public on sale opens on 28 June


24 March 2020 - 12 April 2020
Public on sale will open on 28 June