Archive: Sep 2014

How the sinking of the Lusitania inspired my new book

Michael Morpurgo shares photographs he has taken in the Isles of Scilly, the landscape of his latest book with The Guardian Listen to the Moon is Michael Morpurgo’s stunning new WW1 novel and tells the story of a young girl found floating in the ocean on a grand piano,… Read More


The much-anticipated new WW1 novel from Michael Morpurgo is out this week! May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. Read More

Magical show, I Believe in Unicorns, begins Autumn Tour

*****‘A magical and captivating show celebrating the joy of stories and books in an beautifully performed, multi-layered and surprising show’ Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence, Brighton Festival 2014 ‘Danyah’s performance is a tour de force. The show is moving and memorable, a glorious example of the magic of storytelling. Read More

The sinking of the Lusitania By Michael Morpurgo for The Times

In an exclusive article published in The Times on Saturday, Michael Morpurgo talks about the sinking by a German U-boat of the Lusitania. It happened 12 miles south of the Old Head of Kinsale, off the coast of Ireland, in bright sunshine and calm seas and is the inspiration behind… Read More

Friend or Foe – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the Devon countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to… Read More

Special WW1 commemorative coin released by the Royal Mint

Michael Morpurgo’s beautiful and simple novel, A Medal for Leroy, is inspired by the true story of Walter Tull the first black officer in the British army. A special coin will be released by the Royal Mint as part of commemorations of the centenary of World War One. Walter Tull… Read More