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National Theatre's War Horse gallops back on stage.

Tue 5 June 2018

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of War Horse is returning to The Lowry next week (Wed 13 - Sat 30 June 2018). The show made it's regional premiere at the Salford venue in 2013 and when combined with its subsequent runs in 2014 and 2018 will have been seen by over 220,000 people in The Lowry's Lyric Theatre.

During the shows three week run The Lowry will also host the first ever ‘relaxed’ performance of the hit show in the North West, taking place on Thu 28 June at 2pm. The relaxed performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment in the theatre, including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, people with sensory and communication disorders, and those with learning disabilities.

War Horse is the heart-warming tale of Albert Narracott, his beloved horse Joey and their extraordinary journey through the First World War.

Thomas Dennis will play the central role of Albert Narracott with Jo Castleton taking on the role of his mother Rose Narracott.  

Amongst the 34 strong cast is Bolton born and current Manchester resident Adam Barlow (Greig/Schweyk/Sergeant Fine) and Manchester University graduate Samuel Parker (Joey/Topthorn Hind). 

They are joined by: celebrated folk musician Bob Fox (returning as Song Man), Marcus Adolphy (Carter), Peter Becker (Friedrich), Joelle Brabban (Emilie), Lucas Button (Joey Hind), Jasper William Cartwright (Billy/Heine/Klebb), Chris Charles (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Jonathan Charles (Bone/Vet Martin), Sebastian Charles (Topthorn Heart), Anna Chessher (Joey/Topthorn Head), Nicky Cross (Joey/Topthorn Hind), Max Gallagher (Geordie), Chris Garner (Allan/Manfred), Andrew Hodges (Sergeant Thunder), Lewis Howard (Joey Heart), William Ilkley (Arthur Narracott), Ben Ingles (Lt Nicholls), Billy Irving (Goose/Schnabel), Elan James (Topthorn Hind), Kiran Landa (Annie), Gwilym Lloyd (Ted Narracott), Jack Lord (Klausen), Stephen Love (Topthorn Head), Toyin Omari-Kinch (David), Tom Quinn (Joey/Topthorn Head), Domonic Ramsden (Joey/Topthorn Heart), Arinder Sadhra (Paulette), Tom Stacy (Joey Head), Elizabeth Stretton (Matron), Simon Victor (Stewart/Heine/Ludwig).

War Horse, which has been seen by over seven million people worldwide, completed its record-breaking eight year London run at the New London Theatre on 12 March 2016.  It has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.  Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.  It features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to live on stage.
 
War Horse received its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009.  Since then, War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries, including productions on Broadway, in Toronto and Berlin, with touring productions in the UK and Ireland, North America, the Netherlands, Belgium and China.

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 for 59 Productions, songmaker John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt.
 
Katie Henry is the revival director and Craig Leo is the associate puppetry director.  They are joined by assistant puppetry director, Matthew Forbes and resident director, Charlotte Peters.
 
The tour of War Horse coincides with the Centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War and follows the production’s sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2013-2014.
 
War Horse is produced on tour by the National Theatre.
 
Listings Information 
War Horse
Lyric Theatre
Dates: Wed 13 - Sat 30 June
Times: 7.30pm, 2pm on selected dates
Tickets: £28.50 - £55.50
Relaxed Performance: Thu 28 June, 2pm


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