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For six weeks this Autumn the National Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed smash-hit War Horse returns to London.
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 in this theatrical tour de force.
Experience the emotional journey that charges through the battlefields of history in this heart-pounding, epic play.
War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event, not to be missed.
War Horse is booking from 18 October 2019 until 23 November 2019 at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London.
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.
The current touring cast of War Horse stars Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Rianna Ash, Huw Blainey, Matthew Booth, Jo Castleton, Jonathan Cobb, Colin Connor, Ben Cutler, Khalid Daley, Zoe Halliday, Danny Hendrix, Alex Hooper, Lewis Howard, William Ilkley, Andrew Keay, Clive Keene, Natalie Kimmerling, Kiran Landa, Michael Jean-Marain, Mark Matthews, Katharine Moraz, Ben Murray, Scott Miller, Christopher Naylor, Samuel Parker, Tom Quinn, Gareth Radcliffe, Domonic Ramsden, Jack Simpson, Tom Stacy, Elizabeth Stretton, Kenton Thomas, Charlie Tighe and Matthew Trevannion.
Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s novel by Nick Stafford.
War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith, with puppet direction, design and fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company, lighting by Paule Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick, with video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for 59 Productions, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt
★★★★★ ‘An entertainment phenomenon.’ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Be sure not to miss this stunning show.’ The Times
★★★★★ ‘Extraordinary. Guaranteed to move the heart.’ The Sunday Express
★★★★★ ‘An astonishing piece of theatre.’ Time Out