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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 will be available for international touring from September 2017.

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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 will be available for international touring from September 2017.

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.

For more information about this fantastic production, have a look at the website:

http://www.warhorseonstage.com/

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 will embark on a UK tour from September 2017.

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.

- See more at: http://www.warhorseonstage.com/about/#sthash.XmWKErCv.dpuf

dates

Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
15 September - 14 October 2017
www.marlowetheatre.com

Bristol, Hippodrome Theatre
18 October - 11 November 2017
www.atgtickets.com

Liverpool, Empire Theatre
15 November - 2 December 2017
www.atgtickets.com

Oxford, New Theatre
13 December 2017 - 6 January 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Brighton Centre
25 January - 10 February 2018
www.brightoncentre.co.uk/

Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
14 February - 10 March 2018
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
14 March - 7 April 2018
www.trch.co.uk

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
18 April - 12 May 2018
www.edtheatres.com

Southampton Mayflower Theatre
16 May - 9 June 2018
www.mayflower.org.uk

The Lowry, Salford
13 - 30 June 2018
www.thelowry.com

Wales Millennium Centre
4 - 28 July 2018
www.wmc.org.uk

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
29 August - 15 September 2018
www.theatreroyal.com

Milton Keynes Theatre
19 September - 6 October 2018
www.atgtickets.com

Glasgow SECC
11 - 26 January 2019
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

reviews

Daily Telegraph
"Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production."
The Times
"Be sure not to miss this stunning show."
Daily Mail
"I wept like a baby through War Horse at the National, and again all through this transfer. "
Sunday Express
"The most moving and spectacular play in London."
Time Out
"A remarkable achievement... an astonishing piece of theatre."