Casting announced for War Horse's UK and Ireland tour
Casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of War Horse.
The tour kicks off in September in Plymouth, then goes on to Birmingham, Salford, Edinburgh, Southampton, Dublin, Sunderland, Bradford and Cardiff, where it ends in July next year.
The War Horse company will comprise: Lee Armstrong (Albert Narracott), Karen Henthorn (Rose Narracott), Steven Hillman (Ted Narracott), David Fleeshman (Arthur Narracott), Finn Hanlon (Captain Nicholls/Schweyk), Martin Wenner (Friedrich), James Alper (Stewart/Heine/Ludwig), Peter Ash (Billy Narracott/Klebb/Heine), Emily Aston (Paulette), Nisa Cole (Emilie), Karl Haynes (Greig/Vet Martin), Adam Foster (Bone/Fine), Sean McKenzie (Priest/Thunder), Helen Macfarlane (Baby Joey/Matron Callagher), Rebecca Killick (Baby Joey/Annie Gilbert), Paul Simpson (Klausen), Gavin Swift (Geordie), Simeon Truby (Allan/Manfred), Joseph Richardson (Goose/Bugle/Schnabel), Alex Moran (Baby Joey/David) and Bob Fox (Song Man).
The puppeteers are Joe Darke (Topthorn Heart), Jason Furnival (Carter/Strauss), Tom Gilbey (Joey Head), Oliver Grant (Topthorn Head), Michael Humphreys (Joey Heart), Linford Johnson (Topthorn Hind), Andrew Keay (Joey Hind), Tom Larkin (Double Hind), John Leader (Double Heart), Suzanne Nixon (Double Hind), Tom Norman (Double Heart), Peter Twose (Double Head) and Richard Vorster (Double Head).
Adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse, which premiered at the National Theatre in 2007, is the story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I.
Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man's Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.
The WhatsOnStage Award-winning show has been seen by over four million people worldwide since its premiere and continues its run at the New London Theatre in the West End (now in its sixth year in London).
The Broadway production was the winner of six Tony Awards.