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WAR HORSE Now Booking Until 2011, Broadway Plans Announced


The National Theatre's award-winning production of War Horse which has recently released new tickets for sale taking bookings at the New London Theatre to 12 February 2011, today announces confirmed plans for Broadway.

War Horse will play on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, previewing from 17 March 2011 and opening on 14 April 2011, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre in association with Bob Boyett. Casting and booking dates will be announced shortly.

War Horse, Nick Stafford's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book, has been playing to packed houses at the New London Theatre where it continues to delight and thrill audiences following a transfer from the National Theatre to the West End in March 2009.

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.

Directed by MariAnne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse is designed by Rae Smith, with puppet design and fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler for Handspring Puppet Company, lighting by Paul Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick; the puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Christopher Shutt.

From 14 April 2010 the West End cast is Jacob Anderson (Billy), Matthew Aubrey (Albert Narracott), James Barriscale (Chapman Carter/Colonel Strauss/ Sgt. Fine), Nigel Betts (Arthur Narracott/Sgt. Thunder), Andrew Bridgmont (Alternate Songman/Greig/Schmidtt), Matthew Burgess (Joey heart, Schweyk), Emily Cooper (Joey and Topthorn hind/ensemble), Vanessa Faye-Stanley (Baby Joey/Ensemble), Matthew Forbes (Ensemble), Ross Green (Joey and Topthorn heart/ ensemble), David Grewcock (Joey and Topthorn head/ensemble), Robin Guiver (Joey and Topthorn heart/Geordie), Stephen Harper (Topthorn head/Geordie), Nicolas Karimi (Topthorn heart), Sarah Mardel (Baby Joey/Emilie), Jess Murphy (Paulette/Baby Joey), Eamonn O'Dwyer (Songman), Toby OIie (Joey and Topthorn head/Goose), David Ononokpono (Captain Stewart), Ian Piears (Joey hind/Heine), Malcolm Ridley (Sgt. Allan, Schnabel, Manfred), Ruth Rogers (Joey head), William Rycroft (Bone/Rudi/Callaghan), Abdul Salis (David Taylor), Rachel Sanders (Rose/Sentry Shaw), Anthony Shuster (Vet Martin), Perri Snowden (Captain Nicholls), Ben Thompson (Joey and Topthorn hind/Ludwig /Goose), Zubin Varla (Friedrich Muller), Andy Williams (Ted Narracott) and Thomas Wilton (ensemble).

War Horse is produced in the West End by the National Theatre and National Angels and is sponsored by Accenture, supporters of Innovation at the National Theatre.

Address: New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
Dates: currently booking until 12 February 2011
Performances: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 7.30pm
Tuesdays at 7pm
Thursday & Saturdays at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Nb extra matinee 16 February & 26 October
Nb no performance on 12 & 13 April
Nb no matinee on 15 April

Ticket prices: £15 - £49.50
Under 18's: £10 off top 2 prices (Monday - Thursday)
Under 25's: Standby tickets at £25 available 1 hour before performance (Monday -Wednesday)
Groups of 10 plus: £35 (Monday - Thursday)
School Groups of 10 plus: £22.50 (Monday - Thursday) + free teacher's ticket per group
Senior Citizens: Monday - Wednesday £10 off top two prices (conditions apply)
Access Tickets: £25
Prices include a 75p restoration levy

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