War Horse has spent 8 record breaking years in London’s West End, having played to audiences in 10 countries around the world and a sell-out 2014 run in Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel highly recommend catching this epic production. The National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse returns to Edinburgh from Wednesday 18 April to Saturday 12 May 2018. Book accommodation today at The Scotsman Hotel and catch this breathtaking show.
War Horse is on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart of War Horse is astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Seen by over 55,000 people, it remains the highest grossing show in the theatre’s 20 year history.
War Horse received its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009. Since then, War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries, including productions on Broadway, in Toronto and Berlin, with touring productions in the UK and Ireland, North America, the Netherlands and Belgium. A Chinese-language production is currently running in Beijing.
Festival Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to be working with the National Theatre to bring drama productions of huge scale and ambition of War Horse to Scotland. The relationship has established a style of ‘event theatre’ shows not usually seen outside of the Edinburgh International Festival. You can check availability of tickets and purchase securely online by clicking here.
This epic production is not to be missed and The Scotsman Hotel has a perfect location for catching the show when it arrives to Edinburgh this April. With true Scottish charm and a little luxury thrown in for good measure, book one of our boutique bedrooms now and start planning your 2018 theatre experience to Edinburgh today.