National Theatre's War Horse 'an astonishing piece of theatre'

War Horse

National Theatre's acclaimed play returns to The Lyric Theatre in 2018!

Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE will tour the UK from September 2017.
  • Dates Running: 21/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE tours the UK from September 2017 and arrives in Salford June 2018.

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.

The Lowry's International Programme is supported by:

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Additional Information

Audio described performance: Sat 23 June, 2pm. Touch tour at 12pm.

Audio described by VocalEyes.

Relaxed Performance: Thu 28 June, 2pm. Only available to book over the phone.

BSL Interpreted Performance: Thu 21 June, 7.30pm.


To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing boxofficeadmin@thelowry.com


Page to Stage (For Schools and Group bookings only.)

Wed 20 June | 10.30am-12pm

Young people will have the unique experience of interacting with members of the War Horse Creative and Acting Company to explore some of the background principles of puppetry, the rehearsal and technical processes that have brought this magical production to life, as well as a chance to ask questions of company members at the end. Suitable for Key Stage 3-5. Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. You can also access our Education Resources here.


VIP Packages Available - £50 per person on top of ticket price
Selecting a VIP package when booking your ticket entitles you to a glass of Prosecco, 3 courses, half a bottle of wine (soft drinks served as an alternative), coffee, (or tea), shared programme (1 between 2) and a donation to The Lowry Trust.


Teacher CPD
Wed 20 June | 4.30pm-6.30pm
Drawing on rehearsal room processes, this workshop will introduce practical strategies for exploring the puppetry in War Horse with your students. You will receive hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality. This workshop will be run by the Associate Puppetry Director of the current tour of War Horse. Aimed at: suitable for teachers or practitioners who are bringing groups to see War Horse.

To book please contact our Groups booking line on 0843 208 6003.

 

Groups Discount 
£5 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (Tue-Thu) for groups and 1 in 11 FREE (Tue-Thu) for schools.
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information.
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Watch the trailer

Relaxed Performance

Thursday 28 June, 2pm

At this special 'relaxed performance' the show’s lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise within the auditorium during the performance. The house lights will remain on throughout and the entrances and exits to the theatre will be left open.

These changes seek to reduce anxiety or stress for audience members – and chill out areas will be created in the foyer for audience members who want a time out from the performance. Learn more about this relaxed performance in this video.

Audience Reactions

Find out what audience members thought about the show!

War Horse Visual Story

Download the Visual Story designed for visitors to the Relaxed Performance of War Horse. 
PDF - 3758KB

Joey at Southport Flower Show

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