War Horse

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.
War Horse at National Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Started: Friday 18 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins (inc 20 min interval)
Age suitability: No under 5's. Reccomended age 10+.

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The National Theatre's internationally-acclaimed smash-hit War Horse returns to London this autumn for a limited season at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, an exciting new venue located just steps away from Wembley Stadium.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.

At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.


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 journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land.

Albert, who remained on his parents' Devon farm, cannot forget Joey.

Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Hailed as a 'landmark theatre event' (Time), War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event, not to be missed.


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Previews from:Friday 18 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 23 November 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Thursday - 2-00pm

Saturday - 2-00pm

Sunday - 2-00pm



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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: National Theatre in association with Handspring Puppet Company

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