The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, has been seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007. On Thursday 27 February the performance will be broadcast live to Theatr Mwldan for the very first time from its home at the New London Theatre in the West End as part of National Theatre Live.
The demand for this live screening has been so great that it has sold out, however Mwldan also has tickets on sale for encore screenings on Monday 3 March at 6.45pm, Sunday 23 March at 2.15pm and Wednesday 26 March at 6.45pm.
A triumph of theatricality – The Observer
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
Absolutely guaranteed to move the heart – Sunday Express
War Horse is currently celebrating its sixth year on the London stage and is now on a tour of the UK and Ireland. A German language production entitled Gefährten opens in October 2013 at the historic Theater des Westens in Berlin, and a North American production continues to tour throughout 2013 and 2014. The Broadway production of War Horse, which completed its run at the Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater earlier this year, was the winner of six Tony Awards including a Special Tony Award for Handspring Puppet Company.
Tickets for the National Theatre Live Encore screenings of War Horse are priced £12.50 full price (£11.50 concessions) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at www.mwldan.co.uk or via smartphones.