"War Horse" Splendid, Life-Size Puppetry


Giddy-up! War Horse has returned to the London stage at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Perhaps you thought you’d never live to see the day, but the time certainly has come for War Horse to dash right back onto the London theater stage. Having first run at the National Theatre back in 2007 before transferring to the New London Theatre for a seven-year run, War Horse will make one last hoorah before officially retiring.

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, this multi award-winning play based on the bestselling novel by Michael Morpurgo has returned to London for a limited time at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, which was set up by the same team that brought the King’s Cross Theatre.

War Horse is such a spectacular play that even the Royal Family endorses it. Famous for its jaw-dropping puppetry from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, War Horse never ceases to amaze after all these years. In fact, the show’s puppetry is so mesmerizing that even the late Queen Elizabeth II couldn’t help but fall in love with Joey the horse, a puppet who performed for HRH on a number of occasions.

Aside from its astonishing special effects and life-sized equestrian puppetry, War Horse is also filled with emotionally provocative music and songs that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The critically acclaimed National Theatre production, which has won both Olivier Awards and Tony Awards on Broadway, played in London’s West End for a total of 8 years. It eventually became an international phenomenon when it was staged in 11 countries across the globe and has now been seen by a whopping 7 million people. The numbers don’t lie!

What is War Horse  about?

At the dawn of the First World War, Albert’s beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and whisked off to France. Albert soon gets caught in the middle of bloody battles and devastating crossfire and he can’t seem to forget his four-legged companion. While not yet old enough to enlist into the armed forces, Albert is led by destiny on an unforgettable quest to find and bring back Joey.

War Horse is a touching and highly imaginative drama that will take you on an unforgettable journey through World War I. Featuring a gripping story of a boy who loves his pet horse and a fabulous cast of actors who work to bring the life-sized puppets to life, War Horse is absolutely unmissable.

Book your tickets to War Horse at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre now to make sure you gallop to secure your place at the show! War Horse tickets are expected to get swept away fast, so be sure to book your seats early!