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The National Theatre's award-winning production of War Horse has released over 150,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings at the New London Theatre up to 12 February 2010. The National's sell-out production of Nick Stafford's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book transferred to the West End in March this year where it has been playing to packed houses ever since. Just 12 weeks after its opening at the New London Theatre, War Horse recouped its transfer costs, having had a record breaking week of sales in May of over £330,000. You can watch the trailer for the show right here on STAGE TUBE!

Producers of the show are scouting locations in New York City to house a production. The New York Times reports a transfer could happen for the show in 2011. The paper reports they are looking at the Park Avenue Armory, the Beaumont and other locations to fit the show. To read The New York Times feature on the show, click here.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, 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.

Directed by MariAnne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse is designed by Rae Smith, with puppet design and fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company, lighting by Paul Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick; the puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Christopher ShuttWar Horse is produced in the West End by the National Theatre and National Angels and is sponsored by Accenture, supporters of Innovation at the National Theatre.


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