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Canterbury: War Horse by the National Theatre at the Marlowe Theatre will return to the theatre in 2019

By Angela Cole

If you've missed out on tickets to see War Horse at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre, don't panic, there are some more you can snap up - you just have to be very patient.

Bosses at the theatre where the National Theatre's 10th anniversary tour of the stage production based on Michael Morpurgo's book opened less than two weeks ago are already anticipating the show's return - in 2019.

The most successful play in the National Theatre's history, when tickets for the Marlowe run went on sale last year, they set a record for the most sold in a day – 2,499.

Joey the War Horse Picture Birgit Ralph Brinkhoff

Joey the War Horse Picture: Birgit & Ralph Brinkhoff

The show is at Canterbury until Saturday, October 14, and for most shows there are only a few sought-after tickets left.

But the show is set to return on Wednesday, February 27 to Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tickets will go on sale when the current run is finished, on Tuesday, October 17.

World class puppetry features in War Horse

World class puppetry features in War Horse

The show features Joey, created by the Handspring Puppet Company, and built of steel, leather and aircraft cables.

It tells the story of Albert, whose father sells his horse Joey to the British cavalry.

Albert, unable to forget his friend, searches the battlefields to find Joey and bring him home.

Billy Irving in War Horse is at the Marlowe Theatre in CanterburyPicture Birgit Ralf Brinkhoff

Billy Irving in War Horse is at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury Picture: Birgit & Ralf Brinkhoff

It is a tale of courage, loyalty and friendship which has also been made into a film, directed by Steven Spielberg.

To book for the current show, visit marlowetheatre.com or call 01227 787787. 

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