Adapted by Nick Stafford, this moving play is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo. War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Christopher Shutt. The puppet designs together with fabrication are by Adrian Kohler, video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer.
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s much-loved 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 in both the German and British armies before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he begins a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
“Between the magical performances of the puppeteers of Handspring Puppet Company and the strong acting by their more conventional human counterparts, War Horse is a deeply moving experience of war, loss and the innocent love between humans and their animals.”
“Friendship, love, family and war are just some of the themes that run through this play, making it a play that almost anyone can relate to. With such relatable themes and strong performances from a highly talented and engaging cast it is virtually impossible not to feel a range of emotions when watching War Horse also including laughter. There are some fantastic comedy moments and comedic characters that bring some much needed comic relief at some very highly emotionally charged moments. War Horse is truly an epic, visually stunning and emotionally gripping play, I would urge anyone to buy a ticket for this very special production of an extremely well acted and presented play.” Haydn James
New London Theatre
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Parental guidance advised.
Important Info: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.