War Horse

War Horse

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre · 18 OCT - 23 NOV

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, War Horse returns to London for a limited season in this exciting new venue.


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 journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, 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 horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Critic reviews

A great ensemble cast


Heart-tugging, visually inventive spectacle is back in the saddle

Evening Standard

Certain moments — that first, horrific cavalry charge into the machineguns — are tour-de-force theatre

The Times

Still touching after all these years

Arts Desk

Date & time

Opening 18 Oct
Fri 18 Oct - Sat 23 Nov, 2pm & 7.30pm


Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
1 Fulton Road London HA9 0RQ London, UK · Get Directions
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