War Horse cast update at New London Theatre
Joining the cast are: Derek Arnold (Joey/Topthorn Hind), Sarah Calver (Baby Joey/Ensemble), Laura Cubitt (Paulette), Robin Guiver (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Pieter Lawman (Grieg), Adam Philps (Ensemble), Matt Tait (Joey Head), Ivan Thorley (Joey Hind).
The show continues to feature Alex Avery (Captain Nicholls), Richard Cant (Priest / Friedrich Muller), Sam Clark (Joey Hind), Kate Colebrook (Baby Joey / Emilie), Matt Costain (Topthorn Hind / Goose), Ewen Cummins (Chapman Carter / Col. Strauss / Soldat Schmidtt), Danny Dalton (David Taylor), Bob Fox (Songman), Thomas Goodridge (Joey/Topthorn Hind), Owain Gwynn (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Robert Horwell (Arthur Narracott / Sgt Thunder), Christian Jenner (Dr Schweyk / Heine / Sgt Fine), Luke Jerdy (Albert Narracott), Curtis Jordan (Joey/Topthorn Head / Goose), Louise Kempton (Annie Gilbert), Dominic Leeder (Topthorn Heart), Henry Maynard (Topthorn Head), Shaun McKee (Joey/Topthorn Heart / Geordie), Steve Nicolson (Ted Narracott), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Gefreiter Karl / Vet Martin), Malcolm Ridley (Sgt Allan / Soldat Manfred), Mat Ruttle (Bone / Heine), William Rycroft (Captain Stewart / Rudi), Rachel Sanders (Rose Narracott), Eliot Short (Klebb / Fiddler), John Trindle (Billy Narracott/Coco/Ludwig), Adam Welsh (Johann Schnabel / Sentry Shaw)
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.
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.
War Horse was originally at the Olivier NT from 9 Oct 2007 to 14 Feb 2008. It returned to the Olivier NT 10 Sep 2008 to 18 March 2009 before its transfer to the West End's New London Theatre, opening 3 April 2009, following previews from 28 March 2009 - and is now currently taking bookings to 26 Oct 2013!