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West End hit ‘War Horse’ heading for Liverpool stage

Liverpool theatre goers will get another taste of the West End next year as the National Theatre’s acclaimed ‘War Horse’ heads to the city.

The multi award-winning production will visit the Liverpool Empire from 15 November until 2 December 2017 as part of a UK tour coinciding with the centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War.

Having already been seen by more than seven million people worldwide, the show is preparing to complete its record-breaking eight-year run at the capital’s New London Theatre in March 2016.

With its puppetry work bringing breathing, galloping horses to life on stage, ‘War Horse’ has become the National Theatre’s most successful play in history.

It tells a story of courage, loyalty, and friendship about a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War.

Michael Morpurgo created the story, which has been adapted by Nick Stafford and is directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris.

Following the announcement of the latest tour, Michael says: “I am so pleased this is happening; that so many more people will have the chance to enjoy this unique theatrical event. Steady boy, steady Joey. Trot on!”

Tickets will go on sale on 8 February.

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