The National Theatre’s globe-trotting production of War Horse returns to London at the newly-created Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
The World War One story of young Albert and his faithful steed Joey is back in the capital city. The play enjoyed a spectacular 9 year-stint in London’s Theatreland between 2007 and 2016, running for over 3000 performances and being nominated for 7 Olivier Awards and winning 2 (as well as 5 Tony Awards on Broadway). As a result, War Horse tickets in London are expected to be in hot demand.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved story, War Horse is set at the outbreak of the First World War. Joey, young farmer Albert’s horse, is taken from him, sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. But their bond cannot be broken by conflict alone, and despite being caught up in enemy fire, fate will take Joey on an extraordinary journey across no man’s land. Meanwhile, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to enlist, find Joey – and bring him home.
Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse its famous for its astonishing life-sized horse puppets, which were developed by South African company Handspring Puppet Company. The show features these puppets breathing, galloping, and charging around the stage to stirring music and songs. The result is a phenomenally inventive production, taking you on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the filthy trenches of First World War France.
War Horse has visited 11 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa and China. It has played to nearly 8 million people over the past 11 years. It returned to the National Theatre in 2018 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, before subsequently embarking on a further UK and international tour. It is based on the best-selling 1982 novel of the same name, and was adapted for the silver screen in 2011, directed by Steven Spielberg.
War Horse is moving, imaginative and spectacular theatre at its very best. Don’t miss out on War Horse tickets: you can book yours on this page today.