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War Horse

November 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019

The show that has stolen the hearts of thousands returns to London to mark the centenary of Armistice

Why See War Horse?

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Marking 100 years since the guns fell silent

War Horse is returning to London for a limited run this year to mark one hundred years since the guns fell silent. Returning to its home at the National Theatre the award-winning production, based on Michael Morpugo's novel, will play for 8 weeks only in an incredibly poignant run. 2018 marks a special celebration of one hundred years since Armistice was declared, and what better way to remember the lives lost with a show that tells their story.

With its incredible life-sized, life-like horse puppets and it's moving plot War Horse stole the show, quite literally, when it first opened back on the West End in 2009, even warranting a royal visit by the Queen herself! Since its premiere War Horse has toured extensively, including places like China, the USA and Belgium, bringing its story to the far corners of the globe.

What is War Horse about?

World War One has just begun and young Albert's beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. As Joey becomes caught up in enemy fire, fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving both British and German soldiers, experiencing peace on a French farm, before finding himself stranded in No Man's Land. Meanwhile, at home in England, Albert cannot forget Joey, and so illegally enlists in the army, embarking on a dangerous mission to France to bring him back home.

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Opening night: 8 November 2018

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Images are taken from the original West End production.

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