War Horse Is Touring Australia In 2020 So Grab Your Tissues

By Krisinda Merhi June 25, 2019

Prepare yourself. 

War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, will return to Australia in 2020.

With seasons at Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 10 January; Lyric Theatre, Sydney from 15 February; and Crown Theatre, Perth from 24 March, Australians on both sides of the country get the chance to experience this breathtaking production.

The winner of more than 25 international awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway, War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. 

War Horse tells the story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. 

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs, featuring ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.

Author Michael Morpurgo said: “War Horse is galloping back to Australia. War Horse is not my story. It is a story of the horses and men who went from all over the world to the First World War.”

“Stories know no barriers. Distance does not matter. History does matter. This is a story of us, of all of us. This is why I am so so pleased that the National Theatre’s uniquely wonderful play of War Horse is soon to be seen again in Australia.“ 

War Horse is presented in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and the National Theatre.

Tickets on sale Friday 28 June at 4pm for Melbourne and Sydney at

Images: Supplied / Brinkhoff Mögenburg.