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On Tour: War Horse

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Nick Stafford
In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company

Now on tour

UK Tour

On Tour: War Horse

Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse is now on a UK tour.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Please note: The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting. 

Tour venues and dates

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
15 September – 14 October 2017

Empire Theatre, Liverpool
15 November – 2 December 2017

New Theatre, Oxford
13 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

Brighton Centre
25 January – 10 February 2018

Bradford Alhambra Theatre
14 February – 10 March 2018

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
14 March – 7 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
18 April 2018 – 12 May 2018

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
16 May 2018 – 09 June 2018

The Lowry, Salford
13 June 2018 – 30 June 2018

Wales Millennium Centre
04 July 2018 – 28 July 2018

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
01 August 2018 – 18 August 2018

London, National Theatre
8 November 2018 – 5 January 2019

Glasgow SEC

15 January – 2 February 2019

Sunderland Empire
06 February – 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
27 February – 16 March 2019

Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre
27 March – 6 April 2019

Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
10 - 27 April 2019
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Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong
10 - 26 May 2019
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Auckland New Zealand, Civic Theatre
21 - 30 June 2019
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Liverpool Empire 
31 July - 17 August 2019
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New Theatre, Oxford
22 August - 7 September 2019
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Curve, Leicester 
18 September - 12 October 2019 
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Following the tour, War Horse comes to Wembley, at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, from 18 October

5 star rating

An entertainment phenomenon... powerfully moving and imaginative

Daily Telegraph
5 star rating

an astonishing piece of theatre

Time Out
5 star rating

The theatre event of the decade

Sunday Times

A triumph of theatricality

5 star rating

An extraordinary piece of theatre, absolutely guaranteed to move the heart

Sunday Express
5 star rating

be sure not to miss this stunning show

The Times

The most breathtaking puppetry you will ever see

Independent on Sunday

A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!