National Theatre Playscripts: War Horse

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by Michael Morpurgo, Nick Stafford

Working in partnership with the National Theatre, these playscripts bring the theatre alive in the classroom. Each play has been carefully selected for maximum impact, the activities and teaching support are underpinned by trusted National Theatre strategies and approaches, and the performance images show how the play is brought to life on stage.

Suitable for KS3 (11-14) students, English teachers/coordinators, Heads of English, Heads of Drama, Drama teachers/coordinators.


High quality contemporary drama titles and fresh adaptations of classic texts that will engage students and draw them into the action

Activities written by National Theatre practitioners that draw on trusted strategies and approaches and combine a focus on English skills with consideration of the play as a production

Vibrant performance photos and a 'Making the play' chapter show how the play is brought to life on stage and provide students with a connection to the production

Interviews with directors, designers, playwrights and authors enable students to explore how the production is created

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