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HM The Queen and Prince Phillip saw the show on the 15th Oct 2009

It won 2 Oliviers (nominated for 3 others) and 6 Tonys

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War Horse

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Adapatation: Nick Stafford.

Productions

National Theatre, 2007-8
New London Theatre, 2009
Lincoln Center NY, 2011-13
Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, 2012-13
US Tour 2012-14
Australia Tour 2012-13
UK and Ireland Tour, 2013-14
South Africa Tour, 2014-15
Theater des Westerns, Berlin, 2013-14
Royal Theatre Carré, Amsterdam and Netherlands tour, 2014
Tokyu Theatre Orb, Tokyo, 2014
Antwerp, Belgium, 2015
Chinese Tour, 2015
2nd UK Tour, 2017

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National (Olivier) Theatre
First performance: 17th October 2007 (92 performances)

Revived at the National (Olivier) Theatre
First performance: 10th September 2008 (114 performances)

Transferred to New London Theatre
First performance: 28th March 2009
Last performance: 12th March 2016 (total of 2,904 performances)
National Theatre production. Presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company.
Directors: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Designer/Drawings: Rae Smith. Lighting Designer: Paule Constable.

Programmes available to buy in our eBay Store: November 2009 [7] edition, January 2016 [53] edition

Cast details:
Joey and Topthorn were played by twelve puppeteers in rotation (each horse controlled by three puppeteers at a time - head, heart, hind)
As at November 2009
As at January 2016

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November 2009 [7] programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Horses
Joey as a foal headLaura Cubitt
Joey as a foal heartBettrys Jones
Joey as a foal hindAvye Leventis
Joey headDavid Emmings
Joey heartMatthew Burgess
Joey hindIan Piears
Joey head
Topthorn head
The Goose
Toby Olie
Joey heart
Topthorn heart
Robin Guiver
Joey hind
Topthorn hind
Michael Brett
Topthorn headGregory Bartlett
Topthorn heart
The Goose
Finn Caldwell
Topthorn hindStephen Harper
Ensemble
Joesy head
Topthorn head
Ruth Rogers
Ensemble
Joey heart
Topthorn heart
Matt Tait
Ensemble
Joey hind
Topthorn hind
The Goose
Ben Thompson
CocoJack Gordon
CocoWilliam Rycroft
HeineAvye Leventis
HeineBen Thompson
The People
Chapman Carter/Col. Strauss/
Sgt. Fine
James Barriscale
Captain Stewart/RudiSimon Bubb
EnsembleKillian Burke
Veterinary Officer MartinFinn Caldwell (alternating with AS)
Veterinary Officer MartinAnthony Shuster (alternating with FC)
PauletteLaura Cubitt
Albert NarracottRobert Emms
Billy NarrcottJack Gordon
GeordieStephen Harper (alternating with RG)
GeordieRobin Guver (alternating with SH)
EmilieBettrys Jones
David TaylorJonathan Livingston
Ted NarracottColin Mace
Song Man (accordion)/John GreigEamonn O'Dwyer
Kavallerie Hauptmann Friedrich MullerPatrick O'Kane
Sergeant Allan/Johann Schnabel/
Soldat Manfred
Malcolm Ridley
Thomas Bone/Unteroffizier Klebb/
Major Callaghan
William Rycroft
Rose NarracottRachel Sanders
Priest/Gefreiter KarlAnthony Shuster
Captain NichollsMatthew Spencer
Dr Wilham SchweykMatt Tait
LudwigBen Thompson
Arthur Narracott/Sergeant ThunderHoward Wilson
Song Man (fiddle)/John GreigRoger Wilson
Musicians
Music Director, Trumpet,
Flugelhorn, Bugle
Colin Rae
Clarinet, DrumNeyire Ashworth
Trumpet, FlugelhornAndy Callard
French Horn, Tenor HornJohn Eddie
Trombone, EuphoniumDavid Holt
January 2016 [53] programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
The Horses
Joey as a foalClare Louise Connolly
Joey as a foalEmma Thornett
Joey as a foalScarlet Wilderink
Joey headJamie Lee-Morgan
Joey head
Topthorn head
James Duncan
Joey head
Topthorn head
Markus Schabbing
Joey heartChris Milford
Joey heart
Topthorn heart
Philip Bertoli
Joey heart
Topthorn heart
James Alexander-Taylor
Joey hindShaun McCourt
Joey hind
Topthorn hind
Gary Mitchinson
Joey hind
Topthorn hind
Matthew Churcher
Topthorn headAdiran Christopher
Topthorn heartNyron Levy
Topthorn hindSam Wilmott
CocoDominic Hodson
CocoSimon Jenkins
HeinePatrick Felming
HeineAdam Henderson Scott
The GooseDrew Dillon
The People
Albert NarracottJames Backway
Gefreiter KarlKen Bradshaw
EmilieClare Louise Connolly
Friedrich MullerAlasdair Craig
Unteroffizier KlebbDrew Dillon
Dr Schweyk/Veterinary Officer MartinNick Figgis
RudiPatrick Fleming
Sgt Fine/Col StraussKeiran Flynn
Sgt ThunderAlan Francis
Ted NarracottColm Gormley
Captain NichollsDominic Hodson
Sgt Allan/Soldat ManfredIan Houghton
Captain StewartMark Jackson
Billy NarracottSimon Jenkins
David TaylorTony McGeever
Rose NarracottJayne McKenna
Nurse Annie GilbertKate Marlais
Thomas BoneHarry de Moraville
Songman/Sentry ShawBen Murray
Geordie/John GreigAdam Henderson Scott
Chapman Carter/Soldat SchmidtAlisdair Simpson
PauletteEmma Thornett
Arthur NarracottSimon Wolfe
EnsembleThomas Mittelheuser
EnsembleLowri Walton

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Lincoln Center, New York
First performance: 15th March 2011
Last performance: January 2013

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Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Canada
First performance: 10th February 2012
Last performance: January 2013

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US Tour
First performance: 14th June 2012 - Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
Last performance: June 2014 (transferred to Tokyo)

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Australia Tour
First performance: 31st December 2012 - Melbourne Arts Centre
Toured to Sydney and Brisbane

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UK and Ireland Tour
First performance: 27th September 2013
Visited 9 venues over 10 months.

Company then transferred to South Africa Tour
October 2014-January/February 2015
Vistied Johannesburg and Cape Town

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Theater des Westerns, Berlin
As Gefährten. Performed in German.
First performance: 20th October 2013
Last performance: 28th September 2014

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Royal Theatre Carré, Amsterdam and Netherlands Tour
Performed in Dutch.
First performance: 14th June 2014

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Tokyu Theatre Orb, Tokyo
Cast from the end of the US Tour
First performance: August 2014 (four weeks)

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Antwerp, Belgium
Performed in Flemish.
First performance: 16th May 2015
Last performance: 14th June 2015

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Chinese Tour
Performed in Mandarin. Presented in partnership with the National Theatre of China.
First performance: 4th September 2015 - Beijing, China
Then moved to Shanghai, then tour.

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Second UK Tour
First performance: Autumn 2017

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