Over 300,000 new tickets are released for sale today (22 September 2014) for the National Theatre’s acclaimed production War Horse, now booking at the New London Theatre (Gillian Lynne Theatre) to 24th October 2015.
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 odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Winner of twenty-five international awards, War Horse is now celebrating its seventh year in London. Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book continues at the New London Theatre, where it has been seen by more than 2 million people. With a worldwide audience of 5.7 million, 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, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt.
The UK touring production of War Horse completed its second record-breaking run at The Lowry, Salford on 20 September. It will next tour to The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from 24 September for a three-week run, followed by an overseas visit to the home of Handspring Puppet Company, South Africa (The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg from 22 October and Artscape Opera House Cape Town from 5 December 2014). In 2015 it returns to the UK for the final leg of its journey completing its hugely successful tour in Bristol. In addition, War Horse is currently playing in Berlin and Amsterdam. War Horse received its world premiere at the National Theatre in October 2007 and is produced in the West End by the National Theatre and National Angels.