War Horse: London - New London Theatre

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Venue Information

New London Theatre
166 Drury Lane
London
London
WC2B 5PW

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Directions
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 52 review(s)

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Latest Review: "This was brilliant and you should give you're self a hand for what a amazing job you have done. ..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Parental guidance advised.

Important Info: Latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the first act.

A highly innovative and yet enthralling production that you will never forget!  This intensely moving production takes you on a journey through the horrors of the First World War.  With life sized puppets, skilled actors and a technically brilliant revolving platform this is a show that has amazed and delighted audiences all around the world.

War Horse has been produced by the Handspring Puppet Company in conjunction with the National Theatre.  It started life as a children’s story, written my Michael Morpurgo and has been adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford.  Directed by Tom Morris and Marianne Elliot, this stunning production deals with themes of friendship, loyalty, courage and, persistence.  The theme that dominates the most however, is that of a young soldier’s affection for his horse, amidst the nightmare that was the First World War.

This tale was originally designed for children but there is nothing childish about the theme or the show in general which uses these realistic and fine-looking puppets to bring this story to life.

War Horse is set in the time of the First World War, a time when this was to be the war to end all wars.  Just before outbreak of hostilities, we are introduced to a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. 

War breaks out and Joey along with many other horses is requisitioned by the British Army, for their cavalry division, and is sent to the Front.  Joey is sent to France and through his eyes, we experience the horror, noise, filth and desperation.  Joey sees service for both the British and German armies and forms a bond with many of its soldiers.

However, at the end of the day Joey is still devoted to Albert who has signed up as a private soldier or ‘Tommy’ with the sole aim of finding Joey and bringing him home. 

Please note - This show is suitable for children 10 and above.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 14th February 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Parental guidance advised.
Important Info: Latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the first act.
Show Schedule
Mon: 7.30pm
Tue: 7.00pm
Wed: 7.30pm
Thu: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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