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Plays Extend: War Horse, Ghosts and Body of an American

A long-runner, an acclaimed revival and a hard-hitting new drama have all announced extended runs in the capital

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Michael Morpurg and Sion Daniel Young (Albert Narracott) mark War Horse's 2000th performance at the New London
Michael Morpurg and Sion Daniel Young (Albert Narracott) mark War Horse's 2000th performance at the New London

The National Theatre's award-winning production War Horse has announced another extension, in the year marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

The show, yesterday marked its 2,000th performance, opened at the National Theatre in October 2007 and is based on Michael Morpurgo's classic children's book, centres around a young boy Albert and his horse Joey who are sent to fight in World War I.

It is now booking at the New London Theatre until 14 February 2015.

The current cast comprises: Gareth Aled, Antony Antunes, Caroline Bowman, Clare Louise Connolly, Sophie Crawford, Ewen Cummins, Christopher Dickins, Drew Dillon, Hasan Dixon, James Donovan, Matthew Flynn, Nicholas Hart, Pernilla Holland, Ian Houghton, Elan James, Richard Katz, Chris Kelham, Jason Langley, Dylan Llewellyn, Andrew London, Brian Lonsdale, Jack Loxton, Abigail Matthews, Tony McGeever, David Nellist, Will Palmer, Lewis Peploe, Jack Sandle, Lisa Stevenson, Julian Stolzenberg, Michael Taibi, James Alexander Taylor, Emma Thornett, Sam Wilmott, Simon Wolfe and Miles Yekinni.


Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of Ibsen's Ghosts has been extended at Trafalgar Studios by two weeks, taking bookings to 22 March 2014.

Th production, starring Lesley Manville as Mrs Alving, has been playing at Trafalgar Studios since December following its premiere at the Almeida Theatre.

Ibsen's classic tells of a woman struggling with prejudice whilst dealing with the legacy her late husband's infidelity.

The cast also includes Adam Kotz, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna.


Dan O'Brien's award-winning drama The Body of an American, which opened at the Gate Theatre this week, has extended booking until 14 February (originally 31 January), with an extra matinee on 12 February.

Starring William Gaminara (Paul) and Damien Molony (Dan), the hard-hitting play centres on a journalist who photographed a dead American soldier in Mogadishu in 1993.

Tags: West EndGate TheatreWar HorseRichard EyreGhostsMichael MorpurgoLesley ManvilleThe Body of an American


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