The iconic production, which arrives at The Regent Theatre for three weeks from Wednesday 24 September to Saturday 11 October, 2014, has led to unprecedented interest, with 3,500 tickets already sold. Tickets went on general sale last Monday, 2 December.
The show is already proving to be even more popular and selling faster than previous three week runs at the venue like Dirty Dancing and CATS.
Victoria Power, Marketing Manager at The Regent Theatre, said: “It is great news for the theatre and for the wider area to have such a strong and iconic show like War Horse touring here next year.
“The early booking pattern has shown there is a strong demand for this type of high quality production in the city – there are still great seats available, but tickets are selling quickly.”
“The National Theatre will deliver a great show to Stoke-on-Trent and we can’t wait until September when War Horse begins its three week run. We’re certain local audiences will absolutely love this world-class production”
Chris Harper, from the National theatre said: ‘We are delighted with this amazing response to our show from audiences in Stoke-on-Trent and are looking forward to bringing War Horse to the region.’
This highly successful tour of War Horse started in September 2013 and has since been playing to packed houses nation-wide. It is currently running at The Lowry in Salford.
War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, it is designed by Rae Smith, lighting is by Paule Constable and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick. The puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by 59 Productions Ltd, song-making by John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt. Alex Sims directs the tour with Katie Henry as associate director.
War Horse is produced by the National Theatre – www.warhorseonstage.com
Tickets for War Horse are on sale now and are available in person from The Regent Theatre Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www.atgtickets/com/stoke.