Archive: May 2012

The Butterfly Lion, Derby Theatre, review

The Butterfly Lion at Derby Theatre is a wonderfully effective adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel. By Robert Gore-Langton This latest story from Michael Morpugo to reach the stage is, like his triumphant War Horse, a tale of enduring friendship between man and beast. This, though, has… Read More

A unique collaboration – Maggie Fergusson

‘When Michael Morpurgo first suggested I should write a book about his life, I was excited but uncertain. If I wrote a conventional biography, what would be in it for all the young people who love his work so much? So we struck a deal. I’d write seven… Read More

Where there’s muck there’s a class

Nick Duerden recalls his first – and best – school trip to a farm run by writer Michael Morpurgo and his wife, Clare, who have given thousands of inner-city children a taste of nature since the 1970s, Nick Duerden I was 10 and it was my first school… Read More

Interviews in Sherwood

Writer Michael Morpurgo An interview with Michael Morpurgo was conducted and transcribed by Allen W. Wright. His book Robin of Sherwood was published in 1996 (with illustrations by Michael Foreman) and re-published in 2012 under the new title Outlaw: The Story of Robin Hood. AWW: What versions of the… Read More