Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to the Sydney Lyric in February 2020.

Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed’ (Chicago Tribune).

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on anextraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

  • Running Time. Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including one interval.
  • Audio Described Performance: Occurring on Sunday 8 March at 3pm. This is a service for people who are blind or have low vision. A small discrete receiver is provided by Vision Australia prior to the performance, which transmits live descriptions of key scenic, costume and lighting elements as well as pivotal action, cast entrances and exits throughout the performance. Bookings can be made via Ticketmaster Group Bookings by calling 1300 889 278 or emailing Ensure you mention ‘Audio Description’ to reserve your receiver.

Sat 15 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Sun 16 Feb 2020 01:00 PM | 06:00 PM
Tue 18 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Wed 19 Feb 2020 01:00 PM | 07:30 PM
Thu 20 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Fri 21 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Sat 22 Feb 2020 02:00 PM | 07:30 PM

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  • "A landmark theatre event"

    TIME Magazine, UK

  • "Theatrical Magic"

    New York Times

  • "Epic… Magnificent… Impressive"

    Herald Sun

  • "Gallops away with your heart"

    Sunday Telegraph


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