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War Horse in the West End
On from 11 Aug 2008 till 26 Oct 2010
National Theatre
by based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford


About: War Horse in the West End

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 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.

The National's epic is based on the celebrated novel by the Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.

Reviews

5 STARS
Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times, Sunday Express, The Times, Time Out

‘Exhilarating. It makes you rejoice to be alive.’
The Times

‘One of the most powerfully moving and imaginative productions of the year, whatever age you happen to be.’
Daily Telegraph

‘War Horse only confirms the National’s extraordinary knack of turning children’s literature into the finest drama. Stunning.’
Sunday Times

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