A New Cast for War Horse
New Names Join the Long Running Play at the New London theatre
War Horse continues to run at the New London Theatre, to which it transferred in 2009 from its original home of the Olivier National Theatre, and it has now revealed a new team of actors that will replace certain cast members in key roles. Among the new names attached to the production are Nicola Stephenson, Patrick Robinson and Stuart Angell, who take over their respective roles on Wednesday 9th March 2011.
War Horse is set during the First World War and follows Albert Narracott and his beloved horse Joey. It is inspired by the real life ‘war horses’ that were enlisted during the conflict as Joey is sold off to the cavalry to fight in the war effort in France, where he embarks on a treacherous adventure under enemy fire and whilst fighting on both sides of the battle. Eventually, however, he finds himself lost and alone in no-man’s land.
Albert, meanwhile, has never stopped thinking about Joey and he sets off to bring him home. But as he is too young to enlist and fight, he knows that this will be a dangerous journey.
Nicola Stephenson will take on the role of Albert’s mother Rose from March, having previously been seen in a range of television programmes. London theatre audiences arriving in the West End may recognise her from the likes of “Holby City”, in addition to the likes of “Superstorm”, “Clocking Off” and the ITV ‘lights’ series that includes “Christmas Lights”, “Northern Lights” and “City Lights”.
Meanwhile, Patrick Robinson will portray Friedrich Muller on the back of a career that has seen him appear in “Casualty”, “The Bill” and stage productions like “Rough Crossings” at the Liverpool Playhouse.
Those with theatre tickets will also see new faces such as Stuart Angell, who has previously appeared at the Royal Opera House and more, Nicholas Bishop, Joshua Blake, Hannah Boyde, Pascale Burgess, Ellie Burrow, Matt Costain, Ewen Cummins, Danny Dalton, Salvatore D’Aquila, Christian Jenner, Curtis Jordan, Shaun McKee, Jack Monaghan, Jack Parker, Saul Rose, Matt Ruttle, Eliot Short and David Walmesley.
War Horse continues at the New London Theatre and is currently booking until Saturday 18th February 2012.