Nick Stafford's award-winning and critically acclaimed adaptation of War Horse transfers to the West End after two sell out runs at The National Theatre. Based on Michael Morgurgoís celebrated 1982 childrenís novel, War Horse is a tale of bravery, loyalty, and the extraordinary bond between a young recruit and his horse.
Set against the backdrop of the First World War, the story follows Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal belonging to a young boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outbreak of the war. His mission sees him caught up in enemy fire and fighting on both sides before he eventually finds himself alone in a desolate no manís land. Albert, unable and unwilling to forget his beloved horse and too young to join up, sets out on a dangerous mission to find Joey and bring him home.
Actors, working with unique life-sized puppets created and operated by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company, take audiences on an unforgettable and moving journey through history.
This production is suitable for children aged 10 years and over.
2 hours 40 minutes
New London Theatre
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 38, 55, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188
There are spaces for wheelchair users and transfer seating is also available. The theatre has a dedicated host to assist disabled patrons.
An infra-red system with 6 headsets and 2 neckloops is available for those with hearing difficulties. Headsets can be collected from the front desk and a deposit is required.
Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium, but staff can dog sit for a maximum of 2 dogs per performance.