The National Theatre of Great Britain’s
Tony Award®-Winning production
Playing Sydney’s Lyric Theatre for 35 performances only
Additional matinees added, new seats released
Experience an unforgettable theatrical journey when the National Theatre of Great Britain’s internationally acclaimed production of War Horse comes to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from 15 February 2020, direct from a sell-out season in London.
New seats are now on sale, including extra matinee dates, with only 35 performances of this six-time winner at Broadway’s Tony Awards®.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse features a 34 strong cast and more than 20 puppets. It is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history, has won more than 25 international awards and has now been seen by over eight million people worldwide, in 98 cities across 12 countries. It even has Her Majesty the Queen’s seal of approval!
A remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, it tells the story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs, featuring ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith, with puppet direction, design and fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company. With lighting by Paule Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick, video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for 59 Productions, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt. Katie Henry is the UK & International Tour Director and Craig Leo is the Associate Puppetry Director. Charlotte Peters is the Associate Director and Matthew Forbes is the Associate Puppetry Director. They are joined by Resident Director, Charlie Kenber and Resident Puppetry Director, Gareth Aled. It is a once in a life time experience.
The production has a cast of 34: Kofi Aidoo-Appiah (Topthorn head), Rianna Ash (Joey head), Huw Blainey (Geordie), Matthew Booth (Allan/Brandt/Manfred), Jo Castleton (Rose Narracott), Jonathan Cobb (Goose/Schnabel), Colin Connor (Ted), Ben Cutler (Nicholls), Khalid Daley (David/Baby Joey), Zoe Halliday (Topthorn hind), Danny Hendrix (Billy/Heine/Klebb), Alex Hooper (Joey heart), Lewis Howard (Joey/Topthorn heart), William Ilkley (Arthur), Michael Jean-Marain (Topthorn heart), Andrew Keay (Joey/Topthorn hind), Clive Keene (Greig/ Sergeant Fine), Natalie Kimmerling (Emilie), Kiran Landa (Paulette/Baby Joey), Mark Matthews (Joey hind), Scott Miller (Albert Narracott), Katharine Moraz (Annie Gilbert), Ben Murray (Songman), Christopher Naylor (Friedrich/Priest), Samuel Parker (Joey/Topthorn hind), Tom Quinn (Joey/Topthorn head), Gareth Radcliffe (Carter/Strauss), Domonic Ramsden (Joey/Topthorn heart), Jack Simpson (Klausen), Tom Stacy (Joey/Topthorn head), Elizabeth Stretton (Matron Callaghan/Baby Joey), Kenton Thomas (Bone/Schweyk/Vet Martin), Charlie Tighe (Stewart/Heine/Ludwig) and Matthew Trevannion (Sergeant Thunder).
War Horse is presented in Australia by the National Theatre of Great Britain and Trafalgar Entertainment.
Lyric Theatre, Sydney
Opening 15 February 2020
Tickets from $59.90 *subject to availability; a handling fee applies
War Horse is also touring to the Regent Theatre in Melbourne and Crown Theatre in Perth