BWW Interviews: My Favourite Things with WAR HORSE's Alex Furber

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The all Canadian production of War Horse opened last week to rave reviews, and BWW was on hand to bring its readers all the opening night excitement.  Now we are thrilled to profiling some of this very talented homegrown cast in a series of fun interviews.

War Horse is a Tony and Olivier Award winning play and Toronto marks its third worldwide production.  Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse tells the story of a young boy named Albert who’s horse Joey is sold to the British cavalry during WWI.  Boasting visually stunning puppetry that brings the horses to virtual life on stage and a gut-wrenching tale of love and loss, the show is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

In the lead role of Albert is young Alex Furber -at only twenty-five years old he carries the weight of this tremendous production on his young shoulders.  War Horse marks his professional stage debut in Toronto, though you would never know it watching him as he seems completely at home on stage.  Still very much a kid at heart, Alex sat down with BWW to dish about some of his favourite things past and present:

Coke or Pepsi? Coke

Red or White? Red

Boxers or Briefs? Boxers

Rock or Pop? Rock

Summer or Winter? Summer

Sondheim or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Sondheim 

Rolling Stones or The Beatles? Rolling Stones

New York or Toronto? Toronto

Book or Movie? Book

Play or Musical? Play

Favourite Things


Toy - Dinosaurs
Pasttime - Playing games
Hiding spot - Tree fort
Game - Make up a game
Vacation - Disney Land
Person - My grandfather 
Dessert - Banana Popsicle
Movie - Billy Madison 
Book - Goosebumps 
Music - Classical 


Pasttime - Guitar
Hiding spot - Christie Pitts
Game - Settlers of Catan
Vacation - Maui
Dessert - Waffles
Movie - Eagle vs. Shark
Book - Down to the Dirt 
Music - Arctic Monkeys 

When and Where?

War Horse

The Princess of Wales Theatre

Seats on Sale until September 30th 2012

Performance Schedule

Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30PM

Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30PM

Tickets range from $45 to $175 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at

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