War Horse theatre show

War Horse

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Don’t miss the chance to see the award-winning stage production of War House on tour with National Holidays.

Set in the First World War, this incredibly emotional story of courage and loyalty redefines the boundaries of what can be achieved on stage, bringing to life the unbreakable connection between a young boy and his horse through extraordinary lifelike puppetry.

National Holidays’ Showtime packages make it easy and convenient for you to catch the latest touring theatre productions across the UK, with ticket admission, hotel accommodation and inclusive itinerary featuring city breaks and attractions.

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Since leaping on to stage, War Horse has been a galloping success, winning six Olivier Awards, five Tony Awards on Broadway and seen by over seven million people worldwide.

Based on the much-loved bestselling novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is creatively brought to life by the National Theatre to deliver an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Set against the backdrop of World War I, War Horse tells the incredibly emotional and heart-rending story of young boy called Albert and his unbreakable friendship with his horse Joey, a farm horse sold to the cavalry and shipped to war-torn France by Albert’s parents to pay for the rent.

Joey soon finds himself on the battlefields, and destiny takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides of the frontline.

Despite not being old enough to register in the army, Albert never forgets Joey and, decides to embark on a mission of his own to reunite with him.

Whilst this heart-wrenching tale of two heroes’ struggle to survive is certain to have you reaching for the tissues, it’s the ingenious puppetry and choreography that brings the horses to life which really steal the show.

So realistic and convincing are the movements and characteristics of the animals on stage, created by the super-talented Handspring Puppet Company from South Africa, that you could be forgiven for thinking you’re watching the real thing.

Everything from their flicking tails, twitching ears and manes are recreated with such meticulous attention that the horses appear to be living and breathing.

Accompanied by stirring music, powerful songs and stunning set design, War House is a visual spectacle that will captivate you from start to finish, and which really hits home the tragedies of conflict and undying love and respect between man and horse.

Please note that due to the battle scenes, War Horse is not suitable for young children.

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