Troubadour Theatre - Wembley

Fulton Road Wembley, London, HA9 8TS GB

War Horse

War Horse Tickets

4.8/5
based on 572 reviews

Troubadour Theatre - Wembley

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Booking from: Friday, 18 October 2019

Booking until: Saturday, 23 November 2019

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval

Tickets from £17.90
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Age restrictions

No under 5's. Reccomended Age 10+.

Important Information

Latecomers permitted at certain points.

The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting


Booking from:
Friday, 18 October 2019

Booking until:
Saturday, 23 November 2019

Running time:
2 hours 45 minutes including interval

Enjoy laughter and tears with War Horse, a puppetry masterpiece

Based on a children’s story by the former children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, whose chance encounter with an old soldier and a painting of cavalry horses inspired the book, War Horse’s outstanding puppetry has received an enormous amount of critical acclaim. But it’s the moving story that makes this a tour de force of emotion. Love, fear, war and separation are the main themes of this outstanding West End production that’s drawing sell-out crowds for every performance, guaranteed to transport you to war torn Europe and warm the cockles of your heart whatever your age.

War Horse – The story

With World War One on the horizon, Albert's horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and transported by sea to the battlefields of France. Albert isn’t old enough to enlist in the army. But he simply cannot forget his beloved friend. So he starts off on a dramatic mission across war-torn, ruined French landscapes to find Joey.

Audiences find themselves on the edge of their seats as the tale unfolds and both our heroes struggle to survive. It’s a story that underlines the value of friendship and loyalty as well as highlighting the love, respect and trust that can develop between humans and their companion animals.

Considering it’s a relatively simple story of a boy and his horse, War Horse has won an astonishing number of awards. But its emotional punch and amazingly lifelike puppets, created without the aid of CGI, take the tale to another level altogether, with the ability to pierce your heart and bring tears to your eyes.

Award winning puppetry

The humans involved give outstanding performances. But it’s the horses that steal the show. The people who operate the life-sized horse puppets are extremely talented and all have circus, dance and gymnastics experience. In fact Joey the horse is so totally convincing that his creators, the Handspring Puppet Company from South Africa, have won a ‘Special’ Tony Award for Artistic Achievement. The show has also won two Olivier Awards and five other Tony awards including Best Play.

Is War Horse suitable for children?

Children love to watch the puppets thundering across the stage. Animal lovers are thrilled by the hyper-realistic puppets that even seem to breathe, with their flicking tails and manes. But the battle scenes are unnervingly realistic and might upset very young children, so it’s wise to make a sensible judgement call on your children’s behalf.

War Horse theatre tickets

We provide excellent seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options and prices. You can buy premium and full price tickets here, as well as discount War Horse tickets, with something for every budget.

Suitable for 10 years +

Please Note: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.

Audio described performances:
Saturday 27 July 2013 at 2.30pm

Captioned performances:
Saturday 20 July 2013 at 2.30pm

Sign language interpreted performances:
Saturday 8 June at 2.30pm

Press Reviews

So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are awe-inspiring The Times

War Horse only confirms the National's extraordinary knack of turning children's literature into the finest drama. Stunning Sunday Times

An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart Sunday Express

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

Acting

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Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
80%
Families
86%
Teenagers
86%
Couples
89%
Theatregoers
94%

based on 572 reviews

Looking forward to seeing it again on tour 2017!

We all loved this show, it was great for my teenage sons. The skill of the puppet masters was amazing. Looking forward to seeing it again when the tour starts next year.


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Loved it

Absolutely brilliant show!


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magical and emotional

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amazing

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Fantastic

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Brilliant!

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Absolutely Fantastic

This show was fantastic, the acting was amazing. A captivating story, funny in places and sad in other. A real entertaining show. The animatronics were out of this world.


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Fantastic

So happy we were able to see this before the end of it's run.


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Must see show very humbling

Excellent show, suitable for all the family. Very poignant to those who love horses and anyone who has family connections to the first world war.


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Hero's with a difference.

war horse was a Christmas gift to my friend so I tagged along, I had seen the film so I thought I would enjoy the show also. From the very start I was drawn into the performance by the brilliant skills of the actors who appeared well cast for their part, those actors demonstrating the horses were amazing and you really saw them as horses, brilliant. A very moving and thought provoking show and definitely one I would recommend. However I did think some members of the audience were a bit too young to watch it, mainly due to sudden loud bangs and distracting the audience. Overall, excellent.


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See it before it ends

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Fabulous

Really enjoyed the show. We got cheaper tickets at side of the stage but very close to the stage. the choreography, costumes, acting, puppetry and the singing was amazing. The horses were very lifelike. Nothing I didn't like!


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a story with history

AWell put together show that is for every one shame it has to end


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Fantastic show

Thoroughly enjoyable, beautifully portraying the heart wrenching story and loved the little hints of humour within. Very clever and believable. Loved it!


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wonderfull

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Brilliant

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Emotional, Moving, Captivating, Insperational, Excellent

War Horse was an excellent show. All the cast were brilliant. How do they move those horses so well? The horses movements are soooo life like. I was mesmerized by them. As must watch.


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A masterpiece not to be missed!

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Simply Brilliant

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phenomenal.

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Great puppetry.

It's amazing to see such life in a wooden horse. The actors even ride the puppets which I found particularly astounding. Well worth seeing for the technical achievement even if the storey is just a little sentimental.


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Moving and uplifting

Fantastic realistic movements by the people operating the horses. Singing music and special effects great.


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Moving

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Mesmerising

Best show I've ever seen was gripped from the beginning to end. The animals were incredible and you felt like you were part of the story it was so realistic and atmospheric. Everyone should see this.


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Lose yourself in the Story

Words can not say how magical this show was, despite the story matter. You forget the amazing puppetry believing the horses and goose are real. Well done to all the actors and staff involved.


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Amazing choreography and staging. Met all my expectations


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Must see

Bought tickets for my parents as a present and they loved it. The horse puppets were amazing. They really enjoyed it.


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Great but not my taste

A great story and an excellent show. But not my taste because I want to see a 'real' opera rather than a drama.


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war horse at perfection

I thought that the show was brilliant. The actors had the west country accent spot on and as we are Cornish, we are the best judges of that. Its a shame that its closing down. The horses seemed so real, very emotional, I loved it.


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Best show I've ever seen!

This was an amazing show. The performers were superb and the movement of the horses was faultless. I was absolutely flabbergasted by the whole thing and haven't stopped talking about it since I got home.


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surprisingly good

What I liked the most is the brilliant acting performance by lead actor who played Albert. He had good connection with Joey and brought the character into life


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Exciting, highly recommend

Definately advise anyone and everyone to watch this. Everyone will love it.


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a unique theatrical experience

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Great story with lots of improvisation!

Some of the props that were used were unimaginable and very fascinating! The storyline was great and overall a wonderful production. Acting was amazing. Great for WW1 historians and generally any other history lovers.


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Great show!

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Very creative puppetry and excellent story, very well presneted

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Fantastic job

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Brilliant - a must see

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wonderful storey the horse was real

The show was wonderful.During the first few minutes you are aware that men are carrying the horse then the horse Joey becomes alive.Watch out for the goose she gets a great clap at the end. It's the best show in London.


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amazing, poignant, memorable, a great portrayal of the war

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Fantastic

Great evening out thoroughly recommended


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Amazing!

We have been to most of the major shows in London but for us this is right at the top. Incredible, emotional and breathtaking!


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Excellent show!

Excellent show and definately a must see for anyone who loves theatre. The seats were amazing and you really felt in the midst of it all with the actors walking around the seats!


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Clever

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A MEMORABLE STORY

You feel like you have been transported back in time, Acting Singing & Choreography was to a very high Standard, & very believable.


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Brilliant !!!!!


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Wonderfully portrayed

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Unforgetable and moving throughout i was lost in a sea of emotion and joy

don't forget to bring the hankies


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Sensational, very moving

Very poignant at this time of year - near to Remembrance Day. Totally absorbed throughout the performance. Superb acting and very clever mechanical operation of the horses. The show enlightened the audience to the importance played by the horses during the Great War. Very clever use of the minimal scenary. Moving music all the way through. A wonderful production.


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Don't miss this show

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Must see

Excellent. Puppetry amazing. Strong emotive storyline. Atmospheric. Lightened by just the right amount of humour.


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Excellent

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Someone knows horses

Thought this show was innovative and beautifully stage an inmate knowledge and study of horse behaviour The stamina of the actors was amazing Funny and sad and joyful


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Great show!

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Cumbrians

Show was fantastic, probably the best I have ever been to. Action scenes on stage amazing, much more feeling of empathy than film. Brilliant !


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Just wonderful, I was sorry when it ended!

As above, a wonderful story. We had seats in the stalls and felt so involved in the what was going on on the stage.


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Animal lovers

The horses movements etc were very realistic, they got the expressions down to a T.


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Fantastic

I have been to many places in my time but this one just beats them all just everything was just fantastic and I'd go and watch it again


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Powerful

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Amazing

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Great puppetry

Really enjoyed it great theatre not too big to see the stage properly and recommend the show. The movements of the horse puppets were realistic.


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captivating

Did't want the interval just wanted to keep watching !! it was a fantastic show and the mechanical horses were very soon real and majestic. The only annoyance was that it was very hard to hear 'mums' voice thankfully the other characters projected beautifully - this may have just been a temporary microphone fault tho. Absolutley worth watching and will do again if we have the oppourtunity


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Awesome, well designed

The horse puppets used in the show were very accurate to real horses. The lighting also helped the mood of the show. The story was well written, and the actors seemed like they were the actual people.


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Must See

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spectacular

Seats comfortable; friendly staff; toilets clean & atmosphere fantastic!!!


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Wonderful enthral long made me cry with joy at the end

A lovely theatre


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Wonderful

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Outstanding

Beyond expectations.... It was only my first experience and I was immediately blown away. What a show!


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SORRY NOT MY KIND OF MUSICAL

The story was well told and the horses were very well crafted but I prefer a more musical and colourful performance so I leave the theatre on a high. A bit depressing for me although my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Fantastic, emotional and a reminder of the sacrifices of that great war, even from the humblist Devon villages!

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Wonderful puppetry

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Absolutely fantastic!

This was the second time I have seen War Horse at this theatre and yet again it was amazing. The whole thing is absolutely awesome, especially the horses.


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Brilliant!

Great story and acting. Kudos to the puppetry guys who made the animals so lifelike; it's almost as if they are real animals. No details were missed, e.g. The twitches in their faces and movement, the sounds, even the breathing rhythm of the horses. One of the best musicals I've ever watched. Super, brilliant, well done!


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Great Viewing!

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Fabulous. Very moving

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Awesome

The show was breathtaking. A little a little harrowing in places but an epic story well told.


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A modern classic!

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Exhilarating, emotional & fabulous

Great show, a must see. Fabulous all round entertsinment


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Touching and powerful

A very moving piece of theatre with a powerful history to it, would definitely recommend to anyone.


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Excellent performance throughout. Not to be missed.

Amazing; even surpassed my expectations. Actors great; committed with unbelievable energy. Puppeteers incredible. Went with my sister; will go again with my husband.


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Interestingly and creative

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Incredible Horses

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Truly amazing show, brilliant portrayal of a very touching story

This show moore than lived up to our expectations, the actors all seemed to put their all into their roles, a very enjoyable evening.


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phenomenal

a show that raised more than one emotion,the story (of which i knew) was brought to life by a very talented group of performers and backstage crew.the puppetry was so realistic at times real horses could have been on stage and the human animal bond came through brilliantly.congratulations to everyone involved in this production which is a must see


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Definitely worth a watch!

Positives: It was very creative, comical at times and definitely took you on an emotional journey. Although the horses were puppets, they were AMAZING. The horses were very life like and evoked empathy and warmth. Every nuance of a horses movement was mimicked to look very realistic. Negative: My only negative would be that I struggled to find the performance of Alberts mother believable! Although it was good, there felt to be no truth. However, this was probably due to an 'off' day having performed the show over and over; it's hard to stay fresh.


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Amazing how the Joey moved on stage!

Michael Morpurgo's touching storey comes alive; you have to remind yourself that the horses are notlive on stage! See for yourself.


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inventive

the intricate working of the "puppets" made me feel that they were real. every expression was seen on the face of the puppeteer - a wonderful show.


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Heartwarming puppetry

Nice story. Excellent puppetry Nice to have seat rows sufficiently raised so the tall one seated in front of you doesn't obstruct your views


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Enjoyable

Enjoyed the show although the story was a bit slow and protracted at times. The animation was brilliant as was the singer. There were times when their were three or four different scenes all on stage at once which worked well.


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Horses looks real!

I was scared from the gun shoot scenes. The noise and flame were so real, it actually scares me.


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Magical

Great show for all the family


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superb

brilliantly done, although it was a show depicting war there were some funny parts


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Excellent production

Thoroughly enjoyed Warhorse. The actors and puppet masters were truly believeable in their roles.


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Amazing

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Very good show - definitely worth seeing!

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Great night out

Went with my partner who had seen the film and read the book, I hadn't done either but we both enjoyed the show a great watch would recommend to go and the seats and theatre itself were very good aswell. Made you really get into the show, ten out of ten from me.


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Best birthday treat EVER.

We were right up in the "Gods" but the view was super. The empathy that the actors must have had horses was incredible. I'm a horse owner and the way the puppets were moved was phenomenal (the goose too is a show grabber). We were in tears before the interval and afterwards it just got more intense. Beyond question the best live show of any sort either of us have ever seen!


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The show is fantastic!

All movements and sounds of the horses are so real!


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Performance that deserved awards

Totally enthralled from the start. The stating, the horses, the acting, the staging, the music, the songs, mesmerised my friends and I as soon as it began. We looked at the whole performance in wonderment as we are all regular theatre goers and were absolutely enchanted by the script, the historical contents, the love, the passion and every moment we lived through the characters. Totally mesmerizing performance.


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Fantastic show

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Review of War Horse at the New London Theatre

06 Mar 2015

War Horse The fact that the stars of this show are mechanically operated puppets does not detract at all from the emotion that you feel here. If anything, I would give this production more praise – making me cry at the obstacles that a horse and his owner overcome is nothing short of incredible!

I’ve always thought that the New London theatre was a strange venue. Obviously built much later than some of its older, more classically designed counterparts, it reminds me of the National Theatre in its concrete 1960s structure and its complicated interior design.

New cast for War Horse at the New London Theatre

04 Feb 2015

War Horse at the New London Theatre The multi-award winning National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse has announced the brand new cast that will head-up the sell-out West End show at the New London Theatre.


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