War Horse stage show opens in Birmingham

International stage hit War Horse has officially opened its UK tour in Birmingham - and boasts some home-grown talent.

Actor David Fleeshman, who plays Arthur, grew up in Kings Heath - but it is the first time he has played a theatre in his home city for 40 years.

The writer of the War Horse novel, Michael Morpungo, with lead actor David Fleeshman, who is from Birmingham
The writer of the War Horse novel, Michael Morpungo, with lead actor David Fleeshman, who is from Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

David trained at the Birmingham Theatre School and Birmingham REP, and is known for recurring parts in Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

He also had a supporting role in recent Channel 4 drama The Mill.

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War Horse opens in Birmingham

International stage hit War Horse officially opens its UK tour in Birmingham. Lead actor David Fleeshman, who plays Arthur, grew up in Kings Heath - but it is the first time he has played a theatre in his home city for 40 years.