The reviews are in! After a glittering opening night, the National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse is receiving rave reactions from the media and audiences.

Returning triumphantly to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage and receiving nightly standing ovations, the production continues its run until Saturday 3 November – for tickets click here.

Take a look at images from the opening night in the gallery above and read a selection of the reviews below…

Birmingham Mail – FIVE STARS
“…what gives this play the wow-factor above any other production – is the ingenuity behind the lifesize puppet horses…War Horse is a must-see”

Express and Star
“The flawless puppetry doubtlessly makes this performance exceptional”

Kidderminster Shuttle – FIVE STARS
“11 years on from its debut, War Horse is as powerful, majestic and unmissable a theatre experience as ever…one of the Nation’s most seminal, heart-wrenching and powerful pieces of theatre”

Birmingham What’s On – FIVE STARS
“…masterpiece of our time and one that will forever be remembered.”

Love Midlands Theatre
“…War Horse is theatre at its finest. With so many breathtaking moments, it is an aural and visual masterpiece…”

Black Country Radio
“…a masterclass in theatre…If six stars was a thing, this show would scoop it every day”

Brum Hour
“If you get chance to see this production please do so”

Families Birmingham
“Funny and frightening, warmhearted and coldly realistic, tear-jerking and hilarious, entertaining and harshly factual. I don’t think there was a single, solitary moment where my emotions didn’t leap from one extreme to another!”