War Horse extends for final time to 12 March 2016
The National Theatre's production of War Horse, which is currently playing at the New London Theatre, has announced that it has extended its booking period for the final time, to 12 March 2016, prior to a second major UK tour that will begin in autumn 2017. It was previously booking to 13 February 2016.
Now in its eighth year in the West End, the production will have played over 3,000 performances and been seen by over 2.7 million people in London, and has won 25 awards.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse, is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Christopher Shutt and Puppet designs and fabrication by Adrian Kohler.
"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".
War Horse was originally at the Olivier NT from 9 Oct 2007 to 14 Feb 2008. It returned to the Olivier NT 10 Sep 2008 to 18 March 2009 before its transfer to the West End's New London Theatre, opening 3 April 2009, following previews from 28 March 2009.