Sion Daniel Young (pictured) will lead the cast as Albert Naracott. The remaining cast will comprise Gareth Aled as Joey/Topthorn Head, Nigel Allen as Joey/Topthorn Head, Anthony Antunes as Topthorn Hind, Derek Arnold as Joey/Topthorn Hind, Alex Avery as Captain Nicholls, Oliver Beamish as Sergeant Allan and Richard Booth as Topthorn Head.
Alistair Brammer will play Billy Narracott, with Ashleigh Cheadle as Baby Joey, Eke Chukwu as Rudi, Darren Cockrill as Joey/Topthorn Heart, Ewen Cummins as Chapman Carter/Soldat Schmidt, Tamsin Fessey as Baby Joey, Nicholas Hart as Joey Head, Paul Hawkyard as Sergeant Thunder, Tom Hodgkins as Arthur Narracott, Jamie Kenna as Ted Narracott, Pieter Lawman as John Greig and Andrew London as Joey Heart.
Brian Lonsdale features as Thomas Bone, Josh McCord as David Taylor, Dogan Mehmet as Songman, Tom Meredith as Goose/Unteroffizier Klebb, Ben Murray as Songman, Steve North as Dr. Schweyk/Sergeant Fine, Lewis Peploe as Joey/Topthorn Hind, Sergio Priftis as Topthorn Heart, William Rycroft as Captain Stewart, Jack Sandle as Gefreiter Karl, Ian Shaw as Friedrich Muller, Michael Taibi as Joey/Topthorn Heart and Zoe Thorne as Emilie.
Finally, Emma Thornett will perform in the role of Baby Joey/Paulette, Josie Walker as Rose Narracott, Brendan Wall as Vet Martin/Priest/Johann Schnabel and Sam Wilmott as Joey Hind.
War Horse made its London debut with a phenomenally successful run at the National Theatre in 2007. It transferred to the West End in 2009. Since then it’s played on Broadway and Toronto and on a US tour. It has won two Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards.
The moving play about a young soldier who is separated from his beloved horse during WWI is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. It’s directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris and designed by Rae Smith.