Adapted by Nick Stafford, this emotional and dramatic play is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo. It 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 along with fabrication are by Adrian Kohler, and video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer.
The scene is set just before the start of the First World War, and then as the story unfolds at the outbreak of war, Joey, young Albert’s much-loved horse, is sold to the mounted-cavalry and shipped off to France.
Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on a treacherous and extraordinary journey, serving for both the German and British armies before finding himself alone in no-man’s land.
Albert could never forget Joey and, although still not officially old enough to enlist, he begins a treacherous pursuit to find him and bring him home.
Winner of five Tony Awards 2011
War Horse Review
“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.”
New London Theatre
166 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5PW
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Telephone Bookings 020 7492 1602
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Parental guidance advised.
Show Opened: 28th Mar 2009
Important Info: Latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the first act.