Performance

VenueNew London Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
Date From28th March 2009
Date Opened3rd April 2009
Date To12th March 2016
WhenMon,Wed,Fri 19:30. Tue 19:00. Thu,Sat 14:30, 19:30
Prices
What's OnV401

War Horse

War HorseT01986004750
I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me. 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 odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. but Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Do I look like I know the latest on every effing ?orse in the war? Do I look like an effing equine expert or even an effing equestrian enthusiast? Your squadron no longer exists. That's all I know, Private. Suitable for 12yrs+
Book by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Nick Stafford


Archive :: production:T01986004750, play:S195559555, venue:V401
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time 2 hours 25 minutes inc. interval.

Special Performances


  • 18 Jul 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 12 Dec 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 3 Jul 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 27 Nov 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 21 May 11 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 13 Dec 11 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 11 Feb 12 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 14 Apr 12 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 16 Jun 12 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 16 Feb 13 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 7 Jun 14 Captioned
  • 21 Jun 14 Audio Described
  • 5 Jul 14 Sign Interpreted
  • 20 Sep 14 Relaxed
  • 22 Nov 14 Audio Described
  • 13 Dec 14 Captioned

Production Changes


17 Mar 14
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Gareth Aled (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Antony Antunes (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Caroline Bowman (Topthorn Hind), P:Clare Louise Connolly (Emilie/Baby Joey), P:Sophie Crawford (Songperson/musician), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt), P:Christopher Dickins (Sergeant Fine/Col Strauss), P:Drew Dillon (Rudi), P:Hasan Dixon (Captain Stewart), P:James Donovan (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Matthew Flynn (Ted), P:Nicholas Hart (Joey Head), P:Pernilla Holland (Annie Gilbert), P:Ian Houghton (Sergeant Allan/Manfred), P:Elan James (Klebb), P:Richard Katz (Friedrich Muller), P:Chris Kelham (Dr Schweyk/Vet Martin), P:Jason Langley (Captain Nicholls), P:Dylan Llewellyn (Billy Narracott), P:Andrew London (Joey Heart), P:Brian Lonsdale (Thomas Bone), P:Jack Loxton (Albert Narracott), P:Abigail Matthews (Baby Joey), P:Tony McGeever (David Taylor), P:David Nellist (Sergeant Thunder), P:Will Palmer (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Lewis Peploe (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Jack Sandle (Priest/Gefreiter Karl), P:Lisa Stevenson (Rose Narracott), P:Julian Stolzenberg (John Greig), P:Michael Taibi (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:James Alexander Taylor (Topthorn Heart), P:Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette), P:Sam Wilmott (Joey Hind), P:Simon Wolfe (Arthur Narracott), P:Miles Yekinni (Topthorn Head)
1 Oct 13
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Gareth Aled (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Nigel Allen (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Antony Antunes (Topthorn Hind), P:Derek Arnold (Joey /Topthorn Hind), P:Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), P:Oliver Beamish (Sergeant Allan), P:Richard Booth (Topthorn Head), P:Alistair Brammer (Billy Narracott), P:Ashleigh Cheadle (Baby Joey), P:Eke Chukwu (Rudi), P:Darren Cockrill (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt), P:Tamsin Fessey (Baby Joey), P:Nicholas Hart (Joey Head), P:Paul Hawkyard (Sergeant Thunder), P:Tom Hodgkins (Arthur Narracott), P:Jamie Kenna (Ted Narracott), P:Pieter Lawman (John Greig), P:Andrew London (Joey Heart), P:Brian Lonsdale (Thomas Bone), P:Josh McCord (David Taylor), P:Dogan Mehmet (Songman), P:Tom Meredith (Goose/Unteroffizier Klebb), P:Ben Murray (Songman), P:Steve North (Dr Schweyk/Sergeant Fine), P:Lewis Peploe (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Sergio Priftis (Topthorn Heart), P:William Rycroft (Captain Stewart), P:Jack Sandle (Gefreiter Karl), P:Ian Shaw (Friedrich Muller), P:Michael Taibi (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Zoe Thorne (Emilie), P:Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette), P:Josie Walker (Rose Narracott), P:Brendan Wall (Vet Martin/Priest/Johann Schnabel), P:Sam Wilmott (Joey Hind), P:Sion Daniel Young (Albert Narracott)
30 Sep 13
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Gareth Aled (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Nigel Allen (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Antony Antunes (Topthorn Hind), P:Derek Arnold (Joey /Topthorn Hind), P:Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), P:Oliver Beamish (Sergeant Allan), P:Richard Booth (Topthorn Head), P:Alistair Brammer (Billy Narracott), P:Ashleigh Cheadle (Baby Joey), P:Eke Chukwu (Rudi), P:Darren Cockrill (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt), P:Tamsin Fessey (Baby Joey), P:Nicholas Hart (Joey Head), P:Paul Hawkyard (Sergeant Thunder), P:Tom Hodgkins (Arthur Narracott), P:Jamie Kenna (Ted Narracott), P:Pieter Lawman (John Greig), P:Andrew London (Joey Heart), P:Brian Lonsdale (Thomas Bone), P:Josh McCord (David Taylor), P:Dogan Mehmet (Songman), P:Tom Meredith (Goose/Unteroffizier Klebb), P:Ben Murray (Songman), P:Steve North (Dr Schweyk/Sergeant Fine), P:Lewis Peploe (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Sergio Priftis (Topthorn Heart), P:William Rycroft (Captain Stewart), P:Jack Sandle (Gefreiter Karl), P:Ian Shaw (Friedrich Muller), P:Michael Taibi (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Zoe Thorne (Emilie), P:Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette), P:Josie Walker (Rose Narracott), P:Brendan Wall (Vet Martin/Priest/Johann Schnabel), P:Sam Wilmott (Joey Hind), P:Sion Daniel Young (Albert Narracott)
11 Mar 13
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, E:National Angels, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), S:Basil Jones (puppets), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Gareth Aled (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Nigel Allen (Joey/Topthorn Head), P:Antony Antunes (Topthorn Hind), P:Derek Arnold (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), P:Oliver Beamish (Sergeant Allan), P:Richard Booth (Topthorn Head), P:Alistair Brammer (Billy Narracott), P:Ashleigh Cheadle (Baby Joey), P:Eke Chukwu (Rudi), P:Darren Cockrill (Joey /Topthorn Heart), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt), P:Tamsin Fessey (Baby Joey), P:Nicholas Hart (Joey Head), P:Paul Hawkyard (Sergeant Thunder), P:Tom Hodgkins (Arthur Narracott), P:Jamie Kenna (Ted Narracott), P:Pieter Lawman (John Greig), P:Andrew London (Joey Heart), P:Brian Lonsdale (Thomas Bone), P:Josh McCord (David Taylor), P:Dogan Mehmet (Songman), P:Tom Meredith (Goose /Unteroffizier Klebb), P:Ben Murray (Songman), P:Steve North (Dr Schweyk/ Sergeant Fine), P:Lewis Peploe (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Sergio Priftis (Topthorn Heart), P:William Rycroft (Captain Stewart), P:Jack Sandle (Gefreiter Karl), P:Ian Shaw (Friedrich Muller), P:Michael Taibi (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Zoe Thorne (Emilie), P:Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette), P:Josie Walker (Rose Narracott), P:Brendan Wall (Vet Martin/Priest/Johann Schnabel), P:Sam Wilmott (Joey Hind), P:Sion Daniel Young (Albert Narracott)
7 Sep 12
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, E:National Angels, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), S:Basil Jones (puppets), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Derek Arnold (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), P:Sarah Calver (Baby Joey/Ensemble), P:Richard Cant (Priest/Friedrich Muller), P:Sam Clark (Joey Head), P:Kate Colebrook (Baby Joey/Emilie), P:Matt Costain (Topthorn Hind /Goose), P:Laura Cubitt (Paulette), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Col. Strauss/Soldat Schmidtt), P:Danny Dalton (David Taylor), P:Bob Fox (Songman), P:Thomas Goodridge (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Robin Guiver (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Owain Gwynn (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Robert Horwell (Arthur Narracott / Sgt Thunder), P:Christian Jenner (Dr Schweyk/Heine/Sgt Fine), P:Luke Jerdy (Albert Narracott), P:Curtis Jordan (Joey/Topthorn Head/ Goose), P:Louise Kempton (Baby Joey/Annie Gilbert), P:Pieter Lawman (Grieg), P:Dominic Leeder (Topthorn Heart), P:Henry Maynard (Topthorn Head), P:Shaun McKee (Joey/Topthorn Head / Geordie /Goose), P:Steve Nicolson (Ted Narracott), P:Christopher Patrick Nolan (Gefreiter Karl/Vet Martin), P:Adam Philps (Ensemble), P:Malcolm Ridley (Sgt Allan/Soldat Manfred), P:Mat Ruttle (Bone/Heine), P:William Rycroft (Captain Stewart/ Rudi), P:Rachel Sanders (Rose Narracott), P:Eliot Short (Klebb/Fiddler), P:Matt Tait (Joey Head), P:Ivan Thorley (Joey Hind), P:John Trindle (Billy Narracott/Coco/Ludwig), P:Adam Welsh (Johann Schnabel/Sentry Shaw)
17 Nov 11
Q:Accenture, E:National Theatre, E:National Angels, C:Handspring Puppet Company, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Tom Morris, S:Rae Smith, S:Adrian Kohler (puppet), S:Basil Jones (puppets), L:Paule Constable, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video), U:Christopher Shutt, I:Toby Sedgwick (movement), M:Adrian Sutton, Y:John Tams, S:Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), S:Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd), P:Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), P:Joshua Blake (John Greig), P:Pascale Burgess (Paulette), P:Richard Cant (Priest/Friedrich Muller), P:Sam Clark (Joey/Hind), P:Kate Colebrook (Baby Joey/Emilie), P:Emily Cooper (Joey/Topthorn Hind/Goose), P:Matt Costain (Topthorn Hind/Goose), P:Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter/Col. Strauss/Soldat Schmidtt), P:Danny Dalton (David Taylor), P:Matthew Forbes (Joey Head), P:Bob Fox (Songman), P:Thomas Goodridge (Joey/Topthorn Hind), P:Owain Gwynn (Joey/Topthorn Heart), P:Jack Holden (Albert Narracott), P:Robert Horwell (Arthur Narracott/Sgt Thunder), P:Christian Jenner (Dr Schweyk/Heine/Sgt Fine), P:Luke Jerdy (Billy Narracott/Coco/Ludwig), P:Curtis Jordan (Joey/Topthorn Head/Goose), P:Louise Kempton (Annie Gilbert), P:Dominic Leeder (Topthorn Heart), P:Henry Maynard (Topthorn Head), P:Shaun McKee (Joey/Topthorn Heart/Geordie), P:Steve Nicolson (Ted Narrator), P:Christopher Patrick Nolan (Gefreiter Karl/Vet Martin), P:Jack Parker (Topthorn Head), P:Malcolm Ridley (Sgt Allan/Soldat Manfred), P:Mat Ruttle (Bone/Heine), P:William Rycroft (Captain Stewart/Rudi), P:Rachel Sanders (Rose Narracott), P:Eliot Short (Klebb/Fiddler), P:Meghan Treadway (Baby Joey), P:John Trindle (Baby Joey), P:Adam Welsh (Johann Schnabel/Sentry Shaw), P:Tom Wilton (Joey Heart)

UKTW News/Reviews

News: War Horse to tour
08Jun12: Initial information ....
News: War Horse to tour?
20Oct11: Michael Morpurgo's WWI story to tour in 2013?
War Horse review
24Feb09: Wonderful .. what else can I say
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User Reviews

jim (03Sep12): Missed some of the staging seen at the national but still a magnificent show
USER (15Aug11): This is my favourite play of the last few years, truly dramatic, makes me cry and laugh and .. well, what more can one want from a play!

Company

Corporate Sponsor Accenture
Producer National Theatre
Company Handspring Puppet Company
Director Marianne Elliott
Director Tom Morris
Design Rae Smith
Design Adrian Kohler (puppet)
Lighting Paule Constable
Design Leo Warner (video - for Fifty Nine Ltd)
Design Mark Grimmer (video)
Sound Christopher Shutt
Director Toby Sedgwick (movement)
Music Adrian Sutton
Lyrics John Tams
Design Leo Warner (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd)
Design Mark Grimmer (video - for Fifty-Nine Productions Ltd)
Performer James Backway (Albert Narracott)
Performer Phillip Bertioli (Joey/Topthorn Heart)
Performer Ken Bradshaw (Priest/Gefreiter Karl)
Performer Adrian Christopher (Topthorn Head)
Performer Matthew Churcher (Joey/Topthorn Hind)
Performer Clare Louise Connolly (Baby Joey/Emilie)
Performer Alasdair Craig (Friedrich Muller)
Performer Harry De Moraville (Thomas Bone)
Performer Drew Dillon (Goose/Klebb)
Performer James Duncan (Joey/Topthorn Head)
Performer Nick Figgis (Dr Schweyk/Vet Martin)
Performer Patrick Fleming (Rudi)
Performer Keiran Flynn (Sergeant Fine/Col Strauss)
Performer Alan Francis (Sergeant Thunder)
Performer Colm Gormley (Ted)
Performer Dominic Hodson (Captain Nicholls)
Performer Ian Houghton (Sergeant Allan/Manfred)
Performer Mark Jackson (Captain Stewart)
Performer Simon Jenkins (Billy Narracott/Ludwig)
Performer Jamie Lee-Morgan (Joey Head)
Performer Nyron Levy (Topthorn Heart)
Performer Kate Marlais (Annie Gilbert)
Performer Shaun McCourt (Joey Hind)
Performer Tony McGeever (David Taylor)
Performer Jayne Mckenna (Rose Narracott)
Performer Chris Milford (Joey Heart)
Performer Gary Mitchinson (Joey/Topthorn Hind)
Performer Thomas Mittleheuser (Ensemble)
Performer Ben Murray (Songperson/musician)
Performer Markus Schabbing (Joey/Topthorn Head)
Performer Adam Henderson Scott (John Greig/Geordie)
Performer Alisdair Simpson (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt)
Performer James Alexander Taylor (Joey/Topthorn Heart)
Performer Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette)
Performer Lowri Walton (Ensemble)
Performer Scarlet Wilderink (Baby Joey)
Performer Sam Willmott (Topthorn Hind)
Performer Simon Wolfe (Arthur Narracott)

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