National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse to return to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 14:50 26 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 26 April 2017

War Horse will return to Bristol's Hippodrome.

War Horse will return to Bristol's Hippodrome.


A stunning play which captures the heartbreak of war by telling the story of a boy and his horse will return to The Bristol Hippodrome later this year.

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse played a sell-out run at the Hippodrome last year, but those who missed out now have another chance to experience the show’s magic in Bristol.

War Horse is set against the backdrop of World War One and since its first run in 2007 it has become the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.

The production has won 25 awards, including a Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. It is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story of a boy called Albert and his trusty horse Joey.

The pair are inseperable until war tears them apart in a moving story of courage, loyalty and friendship.

The production uses intricate puppetry to make horses come to life on stage, with choreography which takes into account the animal’s most-intricate and elegent movements.

War Horse – which has been seen by more than seven million people worldwide – will be at The Bristol Hippodrome, in Frogmore Street, from October 18 to November 11.

There will be performances at 7.30pm Monday to Saturday, with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Tickets, priced £16.50-68.90, are available via 08448 713012 or online via

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