War Horse, an amazing theatrical event from the National Theatre of Britain based on Michael Morpurgo's beloved children's novel, will return to Australia in 2020, with the Melbourne season kicking off on January 10.
Astonishingly inventive, War Horse has been seen by millions, drawn by its stirring music and ground-breaking puppetry that brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
The winner of more than 25 international awards, including the Tony Award for best play on Broadway, War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.
Nick Stafford's adaptation of Morpurgo's remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship tells the story of a boy named Albert and his beloved horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the Great War.
Joey 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.
Since its world premiere in 2007, War Horse has been seen in 97 cities, including productions on Broadway, in Toronto and Berlin, with touring productions in the UK, Ireland, North America and China.
War Horse is presented in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and the National Theatre.
Regent Theatre, Melbourne from January 10, 2020. Tickets from $59.90; go to warhorseonstage.com.au (a handling fee applies)
Lyric Theatre, Sydney from February 15, 2020. Tickets from $59.90; go to warhorseonstage.com.au (a handling fee applies)
Crown Theatre, Perth from March 24, 2020. Tickets Tickets from $59.90 (a handling fee applies); join the waiting list at warhorseonstage.com.au