White Horse Theatre Company

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.


Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals UK who have worked for White Horse Theatre Company

  • Morag Brownlie
    Morag Brownlie , Director
    • The Weasel In the Sack
    • Touring Germany
  • Sharna Stockdale
    Sharna Stockdale , Scenic Artist
    • The Mice in the Clock and The Ice Queen
  • Daisy Plackett
    Daisy Plackett , Head of Scenic Art
    • The Ice Queen, The Mice in the Clock
  • Andrew Farish
    Andrew Farish , Director
  • Morag Brownlie
    Morag Brownlie , Director
    • Oliver Twist
    • Touring Germany
  • Daisy Plackett
    Daisy Plackett , Head of Scenic Art
    • Nine various plays
  • Amy Winship
    Amy Winship , Prop Maker
    • My Cousin Charles/ Slap in the face/Look Back in Anger
  • Andrew Farish
    Andrew Farish , Director
    • My Cousin Charles
    • Touring Germany
  • Amy Winship
    Amy Winship , Prop Maker
    • Merchant of Venice/ Fear in the Forest/Drinking for dummies
  • Melissa Cooke
    Melissa Cooke , Costume Maker
    • Look Back in Anger, Merchant of Venice
    • Soest, Germany
  • Sharna Stockdale
    Sharna Stockdale , Scenic Artist
    • A Slap In The Face, Dreaming In English, Hamlet, Honesty, My Cousin Charles, Oliver Twist, Teechers, The Weasel In The Sack and We Love Gary
  • Sharna Stockdale
    Sharna Stockdale , Head Scenic Artist
    • A Slap In The Face, Dreaming In English, Drinking For Dummies, Fear In The Forest, Honesty, Look Back In Anger, Merchant Of Venice, My Cousin Charles and Tess Of The D'urbervilles
  • Andrew Farish
    Andrew Farish , Director
    • A Slap in the Face
    • Touring Germany
  • Harriet Dyson
    Harriet Dyson , costume maker
    • 9 shows including original pieces and Shakespeare
  • Harriet Dyson
    Harriet Dyson , costume maker/fabricator
    • 9 Shows in 5 weeks
    • Germany
  • Morag Brownlie
    Morag Brownlie , Touring Director
    • 2013/2014 Season
    • Touring
  • Andrew Farish
    Andrew Farish , Touring Director
    • 2013-2014 Season
    • Touring Germany, France, Sweden.
  • Toby Britnell
    Toby Britnell , Prop Maker and Sourcer
    • Theatre in Eduacation
  • Daisy Plackett
    Daisy Plackett , Set Designer
    • The Glass Menagerie, The Breadknife, BDS and the Faceless Ghost
  • Andrew Farish
    Andrew Farish , Assistant Director

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