Michael Morpurgo’s World War I-drama War Horse will continue to entertain West End audiences for another year following the acclaimed National Theatre production’s announcement that it has extended its booking period until 24 October 2015.
The hit show, which uses life-size puppets to bring the story to life, was previously booking at the New London Theatre until 14 February.
Now in its seventh year playing in London, War Horse is set at the outbreak of the First World War and follows young Albert, whose beloved horse Joey is shipped off to France. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert is unable to let go of his equine friend and sets off on a treacherous mission to bring him home.
The show received its world premiere in 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played two successful runs before transferring to its current home in the West End. It has since been seen by more than two million theatregoers in London as well as more than five and a half million people worldwide.
The production is directed by Olivier Award winner Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, with puppetry by Handspring Puppet Company.