Full casting for War Horse transfer to New London

Full casting for War Horse transfer to New London

Full casting is now confirmed for the West End Transfer of the National Theatre / Handspring Puppet Company production of War Horse to the New London Theatre on 28 March 2009.

The full cast (in alphabetical order) is: Alice Barclay (Paulette/ Baby Joey), James Barriscale (Chapman Carter/ Strauss/ Fine), Michael Brett (Baby Joey/ Ensemble), Simon Bubb (Stewart/ Rudi), Matthew Burgess (Joey), Finn Caldwell (Topthorn/ Goose/ Martin), Laura Cubitt (Joey), David Emmings (Joey), Robert Emms (Billy Narracott), Tim van Eyken (Song Man/ Greig), Bronagh Gallagher (Rose Narracott), Robin Guiver (Joey & Topthorn), Kit Harington (Albert Narracott), Stephen Harper (Topthorn/ Geordie), Bettrys Jones (Emilie), Gareth Kennerley (Bone/Karl/ Callaghan), Jane Leaney (Joey & Topthorn), Rachel Leonard (Baby Joey/ Ensemble), Tim Lewis (Nicholls), Colin Mace (Ted Narracott), Al Nedjari (Joey & Topthorn/ Goose/ Geordie), Luke Norris (David Taylor), Patrick O’Kane (Friedrich), Toby Olié (Topthorn), Nicholas Tizzard (Sergeant Allan/ Ensemble), Matthew Spencer (Dr Schweyk/ Ensemble), Howard Ward (Sergeant Thunder/ Priest/ Klebb), Alan Williams (Arthur Narracott/ Manfred), Roger Wilson (Ensemble).

The production was originally at the Olivier NT from 9 Oct 2007 to 14 Feb 2008. It returned to the Olivier NT 10 Sep 2008 where it is currently enjoying a sold out run to 18 March 2009 before its transfer to the New London Theatre, opening 3 April, following previews from 28 March - booking to 26 Sep 2009.

WAR HORSE, is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford. It is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Christopher Shutt. Puppet designs and fabrication by Adrian Kohler, video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer.

The show has received terric reviews: "One of the most powerfully moving and imaginative productions of the year, whatever age you happen to be" (Daily Telegraph); "it makes you rejoice to be alive" (The Times); "confirms the National’s extraordinary knack of turning children’s literature into the finest drama. Stunning." (Sunday Times)

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

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