Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is now playing at The Civic.
Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
'An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed’ - Chicago Tribune
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey - young Albert’s beloved horse - is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, 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.
- Weekends selling fast! For the best availability, book Tuesday - Thursday performances
- Special midweek Wednesday matinees at 2pm on 26 June and 10 July
- Performances on Tuesday, 25 June & 2 July include a short post-performance Q&A – free to ticket holders on these performances