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War Horse: award-winning production returns to Birmingham Hippodrome

The National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of War Horse has returned to Birmingham Hippodrome for a limited run until Saturday 3 November.

Following eight record-breaking years in London's West End, War Horse has now played in eleven countries around the world and has been seen by more than seven million people.

The play is based on the book of the same name by children's writer Michael Morpurgo.

The story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War I France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous owner, to bring him safely home.

Two of the current cast members, one of whom is a puppeteer who control Joey, are from the West Midlands.

The production has won more than 25 awards including Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.