Warwick Davies
Warwick Davis
© Reduced Height Theatre Company

Willow, Extras and Spamalot star Warwick Davis is launching The Reduced Height Theatre Company next month with a 12-week tour of classic farce See How They Run.

The company is the first of its kind to be "made up of entirely short actors", according to press material.

Davis, who will star in the production, said: "The formation of The Reduced Height Theatre Company is a dream realised for me. As a short actor, I am not always afforded the same professional opportunities as my taller colleagues.

"This new venture will tip the balance in favour of myself and the other talented short actors in the UK. In these times of equality and diversity, this will be a unique, bold and empowering journey."

See How They Run by Philip King is set in 1944 in a vicarage in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick. It features a cast of "timelessly funny characters" including a maid, a spinster, a German soldier, retired actors, a bishop and a handful of vicars.

A plot of mishaps and mistaken identity causes the action to spiral out of control, culminating in a houseful of bishops, deacons and other assorted clergymen.

The tour starts in Bromley (Churchill Theatre - 19 - 22 February) and also visits Southend, Coventry, Eastbourne, Woking, Richmond, Manchester, Darlington, Plymouth, Derby and Cardiff.

For full tour dates and venues, visit www.reducedheighttheatre.co.uk