War Horse returns to National 10 Sep 2008


War Horse returns to National 10 Sep 2008

The National Theatre / Handspring Puppet Company production of War Horse, is now confirmed to return to the Olivier, NT from 10 Sep 2008 - initially booking to 12 Nov 2008.

Public booking opens 6 June 2008.

Also, for the first time in the National Theatre's history there will be Sunday performances!

War Horse, is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford.

THe play received terrific notices from the popular press when it opened at the Olivier , NT in Oct 2007: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Spectacular production." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Extraordinarily fresh and moving production." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "It is one of the most powerfully moving and imaginative productions of the year." THE TIMES says, "It’s heartbreakingly beautiful."

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris the cast includes James Barriscale, Finn Caldwell, Paul Chequer, Tim van Eyken, Thomas Goodridge, Stephen Harper, Gareth Kennerley, Craig Leo, Tommy Luther, Mervyn Millar, Emily Mytton, Toby Olie, Howard Ward, Alan Williams.

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.

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