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Closed February 2, 2014

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Why See War Horse?

War Horse is on tour and hits the Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, CT , Closed February 2, 2014

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.

The National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the British Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.

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Opening night: 28 January 2014


War Horse is suitable for 10 year olds and above.

Run time

2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Cast and Creative


Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted by Nick Stafford

In association with Handspring Puppet Company

Directors - Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris

Designer/Drawings - Rae Smith

Puppet Direction - Puppet Design & Fabrication, Handspring Puppet Company

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Director of Movement - Toby Sedgwick

Video Design - Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer

Music - Adrian Sutton

Songmaker - John Tams

Sound Designer - Christopher Shutt


London Production of War Horse

OLIVIER 2010 Nominations

Audience Award


Best Theatre Choreographer (Toby Sedgwick)

Best Set Design (Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company at the National Theatre Olivier)


Best Play

Best Director

Best lighting design

Best sound design

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15 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

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