Booking Period: Until 14 February 2015 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Sunday Times, Time Out, Sunday Express 'So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are awe-inspiring.' The Times 'War Horse only confirms the National's extraordinary knack of turning children's literature into the finest drama. Stunning.' Sunday Times 'An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart.' Sunday Express Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre's internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience. Hailed by Time Magazine as 'A Landmark Theatre Event', War Horse is a spectacular, powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs. At its heart, are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa's Tony Award©-winning Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. As World War I begins, Joey is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Soon caught up in enemy fire, fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in No Man's Land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
What people are saying about War Horse
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magicbruno from War Horse - absolutely amazing! I went to see War Horse with my other half. I have to say the theatre production was much better than the film. The puppetry was amazing - very clever with all the sounds, little ear twitches and swishes of the tails incorporated into the bigger movements of the horses. I was sitting on the front row (eye level with the stage) and the actors kept sitting right opposite me on the stage's stairs - I felt like I was part of the show under the spotlight!
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by psnordo from Excellent production! My daughter and I visited London for a few days and decided to take in a play. Since it was last minute, we weren't sure what to expect. War Horse sounded like a good story; so we went with it. Our seats were in the very first row - it was incredible to see the puppeteers doing their thing up close and personal! The story was good, the acting was great, and the puppet horse was fabulous! All in all, a wonderful show! I would highly recommend it!
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scoots457 from One horse, one man, their story. Fab-u-lous!!! I recently went to see War Horse at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London with my husband. We'd seen the film and friends had recommended the play so we were looking forward to a nice evening at the theatre. From the moment the performance started we were enthralled! So few props, no 'sets' and an electric atmosphere. Best of all, we'd decided to opt for stalls seats in the centre of the fourth row. It felt like we were on the middle of the action at times! But, surpassing everything were the performances. The actors were excellent but the horses rightly stole the show. They were fantastic and the skill of the 'operators' is absolutely amazing and has to be seen to be fully appreciated. I can honestly say that this was one of the best experiences I've had in a theatre. I don't remember being in an audience where there was no whispering, coughing or sneezing - just total involvement. I'd recommend going to see it before it closes on 2016.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mel D from An unforgettable experience I bought tickets as a birthday present and what a fantastic surprise it was! my daughter and friend loved the play (I had seen it already). So moving, colourful and dramatic. It really made them feel as if they were in the battle zone, could feel the suffering and determination. A once in a lifetime experience
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by supersh from Amazing horse action Horse was well made and actors/actress who moved the horse was amazing. They animated the horse. Story itself was interesting. However, I recommend you to watch the movie prior to watching this drama. For me, it was also very interesting point to see how they put the scene in the movie on the stage.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by Suquie from The horses were magnificent I bought tickets for warhorse when reduced. I had been wanting to see this for a long time and i fully expected it to be brilliant. In the event i enjoyed the first half but found the second part boring.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorestan from Excellent Entertainment Really fantastic production. The horse actors/puppeteers were very good - the horses seemed very realistic. Acting was top notch too
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by ricmatlou from fab Seen war horse twice now and loved it both times, after a while you forget the horses are puppets, brilliant
Date published: 2015-11-13