The play, based on a book by Michael Morpurgo, tells the tale of young Albert and his horse Joey, who is sent off to assist in the battles of World War One and uses groundbreaking puppetry to bring the horse to life (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.
National Theatre producer Chris Harper said, “We are delighted that our production of War Horse will soon be touring the UK and visiting Dublin and we are particularly thrilled that the tour opens at in Devon, where the play is set. As well as London, New York, a US tour and Australia, War Horse finally comes home.”
Still on in London – and in its fourth year – War Horse is produced on tour by the National Theatre, and tickets go on sale on 30 November 2012.
UK and Ireland Tour dates
Theatre Royal, Plymouth 27 September – 12 October 2013
Birmingham Hippodrome 17 October – 9 November 2013
The Lowry, Salford Quays 20 November 2013 – 18 January 2014
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 22 January – 15 February 2014
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 19 February – 15 March 2014
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 26 March – 26 April 2014
Sunderland Empire 30 April – 17 May 2014
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 26 May – 14 June 2014
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 18 June – 19 July 2014
Image: Brinkhoff Mögenburg
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