At New London Theatre
Set right before World War I, War Horse is the incredible story of a man and his love for his horse. War Horse is a beautiful and heartbreaking story with a unique set-up.
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- Enjoy this award-winning play, including Best Play
What is War Horse about?
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. Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
The National's epic play is based on War Horse, the celebrated novel by Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.
War Horse is the winner of five Tony Awards in 2011 for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play.
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete, you will receive an e-ticket by email. Just print out your ticket and bring it with you to the theater.
Who is the play suitable for?
War Horse is recommended from age 10 and up.
How long is the play?
War Horse lasts approx. 2 hours and 40 minutes, including intermission.
Who is the team behind?
War Horse is written by the popular author Michael Morpurgo and put to life on stage by Nick Stafford and directed by Marianne Elliot.
- Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the first act.
War Horse Reviews
"So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are awe-inspiring"
"War Horse only confirms the National's extraordinary knack of turning children's literature into the finest drama. Stunning"
The Sunday Times
"An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart"
Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm. Tuesdays at 7pm
Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Duration of performance:
2 hours 40 minutes