A record-breaking production about a boy and his beloved horse Joey. Played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people.
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 soon tour the UK.
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.
The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting.
No mobile phones, photography or recording equipment.
2 hours 40 minutes incl. interval
Thursday 22 August – 7:30 pm
Friday 23 August – 7:30 pm
Saturday 24 August – 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Monday 26 August – 7:30 pm
Tuesday 27 August – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 28 August – 2:30 pm (Audio Described Performance) & 7:30 pm
Thursday 29 August – 7:30 pm
Friday 30 August – 7:30 pm
Saturday 31 August – 2:30 pm (Captioned Performance) & 7:30 pm
Monday 02 September – 7:30 pm
Tuesday 03 September – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 04 September – 2:30 pm (Signed Performance) & 7:30 pm
Thursday 05 September – 7:30 pm
Friday 06 September – 7:30 pm
Saturday 07 September – 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened. The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes 15 minutes after show start. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before show start, and close 15 minutes after the show start.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks. There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card memebers.
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