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War Horse

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Warning: gun shots will be fired during this performance

Running time:
Act 1 – 1hr, 10 mins
Interval – 20 mins
Act 2 – 1hr 10 mins


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Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 10 countries around the world, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE is coming to Nottingham in 2018!

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.

Photo credit – Brinkhoff/Mögenburg


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'Be sure not to miss this stunning show.'

The Times

'A uniquely moving spectacle.'

Daily Mail

‘The most moving and spectacular play.’

Sunday Express

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