Cheap War Horse tickets at the New London Theatre
This bona fide theatrical gem, based on the children's book by Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, cantered out of the National Theatre, neighed its way to the New London Theatre and shows no signs of trotting off.
With eye-popping on-stage puppetry that mimics a living, breathing horse, this tender and moving tale is made all the more believable by its highly-skilled performers. You’ve heard about it. Stephen Spielberg’s filmed it. Now come and see for yourself what makes War Horse on stage so special.
Although its original London premiere took place in 2006, such is its tremendous appeal that War Horse has continued to garner awards in more recent times. The London production was nominated for the 2010 Olivier Audience Award for Most Popular Show, while its Broadway counterpart won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
Latecomers will not be admitted until 20 minutes into the first act. Suitable for 10 years+
The place is Devon, in England's West Country. The year is 1914, and the Great War is breaking out across Europe. Young Albert Narracott is distraught when his beloved friend and companion, his horse Joey, is sold to the military and sent into battle in France.
Joey is plunged into a life of peril, violence and disease, and makes an extraordinary journey through the war, ultimately finding himself serving on both sides of the terrible conflict. On the way he encounters and befriends another war horse, Topthorn, and is caught up in enemy fire.
Back at home in Devon, Albert can’t forget about Joey. Although he is too young to enlist, he bluffs his way into the army and sets out on a life-threatening mission to find his beloved horse and bring him back home before it’s too late.
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So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are awe-inspiring- The Times
War Horse only confirms the National's extraordinary knack of turning children's literature into the finest drama. Stunning- The Sunday Times
An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart- Sunday Express
Nothing compares to the thrill of being up-close-and-personal to the sights and sounds of a West End show in full flow, and War Horse is one of London’s most popular shows for all the family. On this page you’ll find images from War Horse and get a taste of what’s in store from this fascinating production.
War Horse is the story of the young Albert Narracott and his best friend, the horse Joey. The two are torn apart when Joey is sold to the military during the horrific events of the First World War in 1914. The horse endures violence, disease and all the other hardships that come with war. Too young and stuck at home in Devon, Albert can’t stop thinking about poor Joey. He resolves to sneak his way into the army and find Joey before it’s too late.
The pictures in this gallery are from the current West End production of War Horse and feature the characters of Albert, Joey and Topthorn as performed by Jack Holden and puppeteers including Kate Colebrook and Meghan Treadway from the Handspring Puppet Company.
War Horse is based on the book by Michael Morpurgo and was adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford. The show originally premiered in 2007 at the Royal National-Olivier Theatre, London.
The show’s success seems unstoppable with productions touring in New York, Toronto, Australia and Berlin. Stephen Spielberg also directed a recent film version of the story with the screenplay written by Richard Curtis and Lee Hall.
This fantastic production has won two Olivier Awards for Best Set Design and Best Theatre Choreography.
We hope these pictures give you a feel for the show and have whetted your appetite for War Horse. Have a fantastic time when you see it at the New London Theatre.
Take advantage of our great ticket deals for War Horse at the New London Theatre and you'll enjoy the best that London theatre has to offer. Before you take your seat, watch our video and give yourself a flavour of what’s in store, with sights and sounds from War Horse.
New London Theatre Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the New London Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
New London Theatre
The New London Theatre is situated on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the West End of London, close to Covent Garden tube station. Built in 1973, this sizeable venue hosted the world-premiere of the mega-hit Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats in 1981, which went on to play there for 21 years.
The first production to be staged at the New London Theatre was The Unknown Soldier and his Wife, a drama by Peter Ustinov, which opened on January 10 1973. Among the most notable of the countless shows to have graced the theatre’s stage since then are Grease and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The site of the current New London Theatre has been occupied by a succession of performing arts venues since the 17th century: the Mogul of Hindustan, Middlesex Music Hall, the Middlesex Theatre of Varieties and the Winter Garden Theatre.
The New London Theatre is unique in that any type of production can be performed there in any number of ways. The stage, seats and lights can be freely moved as necessary to accommodate the specific staging requirements of a given production.
Although the theatre has a fairly large seating capacity of close to a thousand, the way in which the setting can be manipulated allows the theatre to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Every audience member has a clear, unobstructed view no matter where they are seated in the auditorium.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the New London Theatre make it the perfect place to see theatre performances of all kinds. Recent successes include The Blue Man Group, the RSC’s productions of King Lear and the Seagull, Gone with the Wind – The Musical and War Horse.
Whatever you decide to see at the New London Theatre, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
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