The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, returns to the Lincoln for a special holiday encore broadcast.
A triumph of theatricality – The Observer
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
Absolutely guaranteed to move the heart – Sunday Express
The Broadway production of War Horse was the winner of six Tony Awards including a Special Tony Award for Handspring Puppet Company.
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, it is designed by Rae Smith, lighting is by Paule Constable and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick. The puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by 59 Productions Ltd, song-making by John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt.
War Horse is produced in the West End by the National Theatre and National Angels.
Advance tickets: $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students and children, plus applicable fees, with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members.