NEWS: War Horse tour smashes Marlowe Theatre box office record

Although it may be galloping towards its final run at the New London Theatre, War Horse shows no signs of slowing down, with the opening date on its 2017 UK tour breaking box office records at The Marlowe Theatre canterbury yesterday [8th February].


The National Theatre’s acclaimed production went on sale to the public yesterday at the Kent venue and saw 2,499 tickets bought, breaking the previous box office record. The one day sale alone is the equivalent of two of the 32 performances of War Horse being sold in one day.

The Marlowe Theatre is the launch venue for the major new UK tour of the multi-award-winning play, based on Michael Morpurgo’s book. It will be rehearsed in Canterbury before it opens there on 15 September 2017, running until 14 October 2017.

For The Marlowe Theatre’s Theatre Director, Mark Everett (pictured above with author Michael Morpurgo and Joey), the show is something to look forward to. “The National placed their trust in us and it’s evident from yesterday’s ticket sales that the public are also putting their trust in us. They know that we will deliver a first-class, stunning and ground-breaking show – and having seen it again last night, quite like no other before.”

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