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The New Theatre in Oxford were thrilled to announce today that War Horse is their highest selling show ever. They said:

IT HAS played to millions of people across the world, and now the internationally acclaimed War Horse has become the biggest selling show ever at the New Theatre Oxford.

The National Theatre’s award-winning production captured the hearts and minds of audiences across Oxfordshire, and during its Christmas residency at the George Street venue smashed all box office records reaching 92 per cent capacity. 

A total of 47,000 people saw the show in Oxford between December 13, 2017, and January 6, 2018.

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, about a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.  It features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to live on stage.

It has been seen by more than seven million people worldwide and has won 25 awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. 

Lee Duffy, General Manager of the New Theatre Oxford said: “A total of 47,000 people came to see the show and we had a 92 percent occupancy.

“We were thrilled in 2016 when we heard that War Horse would be coming to Oxford for Christmas 2017, and there was a real excitement around the show from the moment it was announced. The reaction to the production while it was here was overwhelming.

“Audiences loved seeing Joey and the rest of the cast here in Oxford, and we have received some fantastic feedback.”

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