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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.

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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 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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