The National Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed smash-hit War Horse returns to London this autumn for a limited season at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, an exciting new venue located just steps away from Wembley Stadium.
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.
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.
Hailed as a ‘landmark theatre event’ (Time), War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event, not to be missed. Performances begin 18 October 2019, for 6 weeks only.
★★★★★‘An entertainment phenomenon.’ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★‘Besure not to miss this stunning show.’ The Times
★★★★★‘Extraordinary. Guaranteed to move the heart.’ The Sunday Express
★★★★★‘An astonishing piece of theatre.’ Time Out
‘A landmark theatre event.’ Time
‘Theatrical magic.’ The New York Times