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War Horse

based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo
adapted by Nick Stafford
presented in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company

8 Nov to 5 Jan
Running Time: 2h 45m including 20m interval

War Horse

Eleven years after its NT debut, and having played in eleven countries to over seven million people, War Horse returns to the National Theatre to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Though not yet old enough to enlist, Albert joins the army, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

 

You can also see War Horse on a UK Tour

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

Half-price tickets for under-18s

Talks and events

Animals in the Great War Fri 9 Nov, 6pm,
Writer Michael Morpurgo on War Horse Tue 20 Nov, 5.45pm, (Captioned)
The Battle of The Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks (film screening) Mon 19 November, 6pm
Adrian Sutton’s Music at the NT Wed 21 November, 6pm
Inside the Horse: Exploring the War Horse Puppets Thu 22 Nov, 5.45pm, (Captioned)

Find out more about our War Horse Project for Schools

 

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