War Horse Theatre Breaks
Olivier Award-winning play
When the First World War breaks out, young Albert's beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
The noise and commotion of battle is a far cry from the green fields of home and soon Joey finds himself under enemy fire. He then embarks on an extraordinary journey, serving both sides and eventually ending up lost and alone in no man's land.
Meanwhile, Albert has not forgotten Joey. Not old enough to enlist, Albert goes on a quest of his own. To reach the trenches and find his horse — his Joey.
Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg, Michael Morpurgo's War Horse adapted by Nick Stafford is an unmissable theatrical experience. Witness Joey and friends breathing and galloping on stage in full-size splendour via the incredible artistry of South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, with flanks and sinews fashioned from steel, leather and more. You'll be astonished by the play's unique "horse choreography", but that's far from the only draw — the tender story is what makes War Horse shine.
This extraordinarily powerful chronicle of the bond between man and beast amid the horrors of war has been running at the West End's New London Theatre since March 2009, and audiences show no sign of tiring of the poignant wartime tale. With moving music and astounding equine puppetry that makes suspending your disbelief as easy as breathing, War Horse is both innovative and stirring in equal measure.
Take Joey to your hearts with a theatre break to see the breathtaking War Horse play in London then stay the night for a real experience of the capital.