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Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.
At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses, created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.
Eleven years after its NT debut, and having played in eleven countries to over seven million people, War Horse returns to the National Theatre to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert's beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
Though not yet old enough to enlist, Albert joins the army, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£62, £54, £44, £31, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£67, £58, £48, £34, £18
Sat 24 November, 2.15pm
Audio‑described performance, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 22 December, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Captioned performance, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Sat 29 December, 2.15pm
Author: Adapted by Nick Stafford, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo
Composer: Adrian Sutton
Director: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
Designer: Rae Smith
Musical direction: Tim Sutton
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Projections: Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for 59 Productions Ltd
Fight director: Paul Benzing
Movement: Toby Sedgwick
Puppetry: Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company
Production: In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company