It's been 30 years since Michael Morpurgo's children's novel about a horse going to war began working its way into the nation's deepest affections but even he was sceptical that it could be turned into a successful stage production.
Five years, a selection of puppet horses and hundreds of thousands of happy punters later, not only is War Horse an all-conquering Broadway and West End force, it is also a hit film from the stable of no lesser auteur than Steven Spielberg, ably assisted by Richard Curtis.
The film has received mixed reviews but the bottom line still reports a resounding box office success. However, no doubts linger about the stage show. In the UK it has collected two Olivier Awards (and five more nominations), while on Broadway it scooped five Tony Awards, including Best Play. In the UK, US, Australia and Canada, War Horse has sold out at every turn and tickets to see the play at the New London Theatre in Drury Lane have been some of the hottest of the new century.
Thankfully, a whole new batch of tickets has just been released, making War Horse bookings available right up to October 2013. With the rest of 2012 already selling well and the forthcoming spring shows all but sold out (we have some Standard tickets, plus some Premium), demand will be high for the 2013 tickets.
We have tickets available now, priced from just £14 for limited view Circle seats, rising to £39 for Stalls or £84 for Premium Stalls. Please be aware that while there are some matinee performances (generally Thursday and Saturday, plus a handful of others), the show is suitable for children aged 10 or over and does contain a few loud gunshots.