At the New London Theatre, the proud home of Michael Morpurgo’s much celebrated War Horse, the National Theatre’s acclaimed stage production today releases over 150,000 new tickets for sale taking bookings for the West End production to 13 February 2016.
In its eighth year, and having now been seen by over 6 million worldwide, a new cast of 26 actors and 12 puppeteers join the company on 16 March 2015 led by the show’s equine star Joey. War Horse recently completed sell-out dates in South Africa visiting Johannesburg and Cape Town and has now returned to the UK where it will complete a record-breaking national tour in Bristol next month.
War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith, with puppet direction, design and fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company, lighting by Paule Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick, with video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt.
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.
The new West End cast, from 16 March 2015, comprises James Backway (Albert Narracott), Phillip Bertioli (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Ken Bradshaw (Priest/Gefreiter Karl), Adrian Christopher (Topthorn Head), Matthew Churcher (Joey/Topthorn Hind), Clare Louise Connolly (Baby Joey/Emilie), Alasdair Craig (Friedrich Muller), Harry De Moraville (Thomas Bone), Drew Dillon (Goose/Klebb), James Duncan (Joey/Topthorn Head), Nick Figgis (Dr Schweyk/Vet Martin), Patrick Fleming (Rudi), Keiran Flynn (Sergeant Fine/Col Strauss), Alan Francis (Sergeant Thunder), Colm Gormley (Ted), Dominic Hodson (Captain Nicholls), Ian Houghton (Sergeant Allan/Manfred), Mark Jackson (Captain Stewart), Simon Jenkins (Billy Narracott/Ludwig), Jamie Lee-Morgan (Joey Head), Nyron Levy (Topthorn Heart), Kate Marlais (Annie Gilbert), Shaun McCourt (Joey Hind), Tony McGeever (David Taylor), Jayne Mckenna (Rose Narracott), Chris Milford (Joey Heart), Gary Mitchinson (Joey/Topthorn Hind), Thomas Mittleheuser (Ensemble), Ben Murray (Songperson/musician), Markus Schabbing (Joey/Topthorn Head), Adam Henderson Scott (John Greig/Geordie), Alisdair Simpson (Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt), James Alexander Taylor (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Emma Thornett (Baby Joey/Paulette), Lowri Walton (Ensemble), Scarlet Wilderink (Baby Joey), Sam Willmott (Topthorn Hind) and Simon Wolfe (Arthur Narracott).
A Chinese-language production of War Horse will open in autumn 2015 at the National Theatre of China’s theatre in Beijing and will then tour across China. In August last year, the BBC War Horse Prom was staged at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the centenary commemorations of World War One.
War Horse is produced in the West End by the National Theatre and National Angels.
Production images: Credit is Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Address: New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
Dates: Booking to 13 February 2016
Performances: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at 7.30pm, Tuesdays at 7pm
Thursday & Saturdays at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £15 – £62.50, Plus concessions, prices include a restoration levy. A limited number of Day Seats are available which can be purchased in person at the box office from 10am on the day of the performance, strictly limited to one pair per person.
Box Office: National Theatre Box Office, No booking fee, 020 7452 3000
Online at www.warhorselondon.com or www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
New London Theatre Box Office, booking fee, 0844 412 4654
Online from www.seetickets.com
Schools Rates are available to groups of 10 plus
Stalls £22.50 per person, Circle £17.50 per person (Best available seats, Mon – Thurs performances)
1 complimentary teacher ticket with every 10 students aged 10 and under