War Horse at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets
War Horse at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets

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Joey gallops back to London

The beloved stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse returns to the National Theatre for a strictly limited season. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the production by Nick Stafford and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company marks the centenary of Armistice Day.

A powerful and moving World War One story about a boy and his horse on the front lines has rocketed to stratospheric heights. The Olivier 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 to find his beloved friend, embarking on a treacherous journey to bring him home.

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.

A touching, thrilling and emotional story of love, war, and fierce loyalty, if you missed War Horse tickets during its first run, don't make the same mistake again as the show returns to the National Theatre for another spectacular season.

Important information

Playing at: National Theatre - Lyttelton, National Theatre, Southbank, London, SE1 9PX

Performance dates: 08 Nov 2018 - 05 Jan 2019

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 10+

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I recommend to see the show. It's an emotional story of a horse in the first world war. The horses are amazing and at some points it's... More

lenaw 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show didn't disappoint after years of waiting to see this. It's sensational. I was in tears throughout - tears of joy, tears of... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 119 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Believe the hype. War Horse is a truly excellent production. Returning to the National Theatre to celebrate 100 years since the end... More

joc78 5"4, 442 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Been wanting to see this show for years and it did not disappoint. Excellent performances, staging, and the puppetry was out of this... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Please only take 10 year olds or above (or judge on your child's maturity)!!! I was so shocked at how many young kids were in the audience.... More

albuspotter 5"11, 268 reviews, 15 helpful votes

A phenomenal production with impressive use of puppetry and combined with music, sound and lighting effects it makes this show incredibly... More

LondonLass 5"1, 246 reviews, 14 helpful votes

Absolutely amazing show - well acted, sometimes amusing and desperately sad in parts. Highly recommend! More

LWH 5"4, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes


bowerhe 5'6, 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A well-presented and hard-hitting show. Very emotional! The puppetry is incredible. More

rochellebalboa 5"9, 130 reviews, 25 helpful votes