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War HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home. The staging is hugely ambitious, using life-size puppets for the horses, but it's mostly very effective and a scene where a tank looms over the terrified beasts is incredibly intense. Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris' production is a genuine classic, packed with terrifying cavalry charges, gruff humour and moments of rich emotion that are more than capable of reducing entire first-year classes (and their teachers) to tears. The National suggests this for children aged 12 and over, but we think it's suitable for kids as young as 10 (so long as you're prepared for them to be completely grief-stricken).

About National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

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Ian McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageMost people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha2019-01-28T00:00:00+00002019-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESRunning from †Monday 28th January 2019untilMonday 28th January 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Most people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha...†More about this event
War HorseWar HorseWar HorseThis moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home.2018-12-11T00:00:00+00002019-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£15-£68
DATES8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after its debut here to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. When his beloved horse Joey is shipped off to the front lines, Albert, still too young to enlist, embarks on a mission to bring him home....†More about this event
I'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningI'm Not RunningThe world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic2018-12-11T00:00:00+00002019-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£15-£68
DATES2nd October 2018 to 31st January 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress Sian Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire. The lead actress will be familiar to most from her TV role in Doctor Foster - a part written especially for her by playwright Mike Bartlett - as well as her appearance in Sherlock in whic...†More about this event

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