Time is quickly running out for anyone who wants to see the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse as it will end its West End run early next year.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is currently being performed at the New London Theatre until March 12th 2016 so those people hoping to see the show should book their tickets as soon as possible.
Unusually the play sees actors working alongside life-sized puppets created by the world famous Handspring Puppet Company and this creates an amazing spectacular that should not be missed.
The plot focuses on the outbreak of World War One when a horse called Joey is sold to the army and shipped off to France. Joey soon becomes involved in a number of epic battles and becomes stranded in no man’s land.
Meanwhile, Joey’s young owner back in Devon sets out on a mission to rescue the horse and bring him back home.
War Horse is being performed every evening, with afternoon shows on Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets start from £47 each, although there are a limited number of cheaper tickets available but with restricted views of the stage. With less than three months of performances remaining, many shows may have completely sold out.
Responses from the critics have been overwhelming positive, with the Sunday Express describing it as “the most moving and spectacular play in London” and the Independent claiming “War Horse has galloped from the Olivier to the welcoming expanses of the New London Theatre. It’s a perfect fit. Brilliantly inventive.”
Michael Morpurgo has written over one hundred books with many feature animal characters. His novel War Horse has been hugely successful and as well as being transformed into a theatre production, it has also been adapted into a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
War Horse is playing at the New London Theatre which is located in the heart of London’s popular West End. It is close to a number of London Underground stations including Holborn on the Piccadilly and Central lines and Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line.
There are also a number of bus services that pass close to the theatre – 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243, X68.
For those visitors who prefer to drive the nearest car park is the NCP underground car park immediately next to the New London Theatre.