War Horse

The National Theatre’s epic production is based on the celebrated novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.

War Horse On Stage website: http://www.warhorseonstage.com/


LSI: War Horse (January 2008)
[12.52Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International


Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London: 17 October 2007 through to 18 March 2009 (not continuous performances)

New London Theatre, London: 3 April 2009 – 12 March 2016

Toronto, Canada: 28 February 2012 – present

New York, USA:  14 April 2011 – 6 January 2013

US National Tour: 14 June 2012

UK National Tour: (from Autumn 2013)

Melbourne, Australia: 31 December 2012 – ?

Berlin, Germany: 26 March 2013 – ?

UK National Tour: (from 2017)

Directed by Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris
Lighting Design: Paule Constable
Set / Projection: Rae Smith
Puppet Design & Fabrication: Basil Jones & Adrian Kohler (Handspring Puppet Company)
Director of Movement: Toby Sedgwick
Video Design: Leo Warner & Mark Grimmer (59 Productions)
Songmaker: John Tams
Music: Adrian Sutton
Sound Design: Christopher Shutt


Photo Gallery

Making of War Horse

Documentary – viewable on Channel 4 website

Handspring Puppet Company TED talk

LINK: http://www.ted.com/talks/handpring_puppet_co_the_genius_puppetry_behind_war_horse.html


War Horse Puppeteering (Toronto)

Sound Design (Christopher Shutt)

The Puppet Factory

Video Diary from Toby Olié (Horse Puppeteer)