About the show
A powerful and moving World War One story about a boy and his horse on the front lines has rocketed to stratospheric heights. Running for two years at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End for a remarkable seven-year run, War Horse has wowed audiences and critics around the globe, continuing to sell-out.
The Tony Award-winning show is not just a tale of war, but also of the bond between humans and animals. When Albert’s father sells his horse Joey to the military, Albert lies about his age in order find his beloved horse, embarking on a treacherous journey to bring him home.
Originally directed by Tom Morris and Marianne Elliott, the tour and return is directed by Katie Henry, whose credits include work at The Orange Tree Theatre, BAC, Southbank Centre and numerous drama schools. The life-sized puppets are designed and constructed by Handspring Puppet Company, a South African company founded in 1981 and recognised for their work the world over.
Creative team also includes drawings and designs by Rae Morris, lighting designer Paule Constable, sound designer Christopher Shutt and music by Adrian Sutton.
A touching, thrilling and emotional story of love, battle and fierce loyalty, War Horse returns to the National Theatre for another spectacular season. Playing on the Lyttelton stage, the production runs from 8 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.
Recommended forChildren and families will love this story about the bond between a child and his horse in this uplifting story set against the hardship and tragedy of WWI. Puppetry fans and will also find the show a remarkable feat of engineering and craft.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+