The National Theatre production of

War Horse

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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 is coming to Curve  in 2019!

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.

Running time: 2hrs 40mins (incl. 20min interval)
Age Recommendation: 10+
This production includes gun shots, loud sound effects and strobe lighting.

Tickets

£57 – £10

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Captioned: Sat 28 Sep, 2.15pm
Signed: Tue 1 Oct, 7.30pm
AudioDescribed: Fri 4 Oct, 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Fri 4 Oct, 5.30pm
For more information about access performances, please click here.

AFTERSHOW DISCUSSION
Thu 26 Sep, 7.30pm

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Book by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Nick Stafford
In association with Handspring Puppet Company

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris

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