White Horse Theatre Company

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WHITE HORSE THEATRE was founded in 1978 in Somerset, South-West England. Originally the company consisted of a small ensemble of actors, performing in schools and theatres, and also giving pub and street performances. In 1980 White Horse Theatre was invited to tour Germany for the first time, and since 1985 the company has been based in Germany, and has specialised in the performance of professional theatre as an aid in the teaching of the English language. As demand for the company's work has increased, White Horse Theatre has grown to become Europe's largest professional educational touring theatre, employing more than fifty people and performing to over 350.000 people per year.

It is the company's artistic policy to make their productions at all times visually entertaining, so that even those with a limited grasp of the langage can enjoy the play. Scenery is kept to a minimum so that the performances can fit into any acting-space; the accent is on the strength and versatility of the actors, and on direct contact with the audience. Prominent directors and designers from England work with the company, and the actors are selected from over 400 applications each year.

The company's name refers to the White Horse symbol which was the banner of the Anglo-Saxon invaders who travelled from Germany to Britain 1500 years ago. The White Horse has remained the badge of Westfalen (where the company is now based) and also of Kent (the English county where the Anglo-Saxons first landed, and where Peter Griffith, White Horse Theatre's founder, was born). The company name thus reminds us of the common origin of the English and German peoples, and of the links between the two countries.


Connected mandy members:

Matthew Harwood
2021, Taming Of The Shrew, Petruchio
Germany
Steven Peters
Steven Peters
Scenic Artist
2020, Various plays, Head of Scenic Art
Germany Tour
Matthew Harwood
2020, Two Gentleman, Vincent
Germany
Jessica Ailish
2020, The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio / Jessica
Germany
Abigail Davis
2020, The Merchant of Venice, Portia
Germany Tour
David Phipps-Davis
2020, The Green Knight, Director
David Phipps-Davis
2020, Salt & Vinegar, Director
Sophie Todd
Sophie Todd
Actor
2020, Othello, Desdamona
Germany and France
David Phipps-Davis
2020, Oliver Twist, Assistant Director
Jessica Ailish
2020, My Cousin Charles, Dottie
Germany
Sophie Todd
Sophie Todd
Actor
2020, Honesty, Annie
Germany and France
Marta García
Marta García
Colorist
2020, Gaudir, Assistant BTS
Matthew Harwood
2020, Empty Chair, Sapol
Germany
Sophie Todd
Sophie Todd
Actor
2020, Dreaming in English, Lena
Germany and France
Connor Haywood
2020, Dovorians, Ellis Clarke
Eleanor McBurnie
Eleanor McBurnie
Costume Maker
2020, 2019/2020 Season, Costume Maker
Filippo Bassi
Filippo Bassi
Prop Maker
2019, White Horse, Props Maker
Amy Jeskins
Amy Jeskins
Costume Maker
2019, Various Touring Productions, Wardrobe Supervisor
International Touring
Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen
Actor
2019, Two Gentlemen, Vincent
Aidan Carroll
Aidan Carroll
Scenic Artist
2019, Total 9 shows per season, Prop Maker/Head of Props
White Horse Theatre Workshops, Söest

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Alternative Company Names

White Horse, white horse tc, White Horse Theater, White Horse Theatre, white horse theatre co, white horse theatre co., White Horse Theatre, Michael Dray, Whitehorse rep theatre