Archive: Feb 2016

Michael Morpurgo Month

Celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month!

We are celebrating the nation’s favourite storyteller, and want you to get involved!  Each week during the month of March we will be highlighting titles based around themes close to the author’s heart: War, Journeys, Legends and Animals.  It’s a chance for everyone to find out more about Michael Morpurgo’s… Read More

May the horse be with you

Monday, 22nd February 2016 I am not sure when the first seeds of War Horse were sown in my mind. That I was predisposed to be deeply concerned with war and the consequences of war there can be no doubt. I was born into a world of war. My earliest… Read More
War Horse performance

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York

Sunday, 24th January 2016 Delve into the world of plays, musicals and productions to explore the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards in April 2016, Curtain Up showcases material from multi-award-winning productions and highlights outstanding theatre practitioners. Through… Read More

Film ‘I Wish for You’ written by Michael is released!

Sunday, 14th February 2016 This February, thousands of people across the UK are turning hearts green to #showthelove for the people, places and life we want to protect for generations to come. The changes needed to protect our world have begun. We can have 100% clean energy within a… Read More
Katy Owen as Lily Tregenza, Tips the Cat and puppeteer Nandi Bhebhe Credit Steve Tanner

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at The Globe

Stage adaptation of Michael’s novel by Michael himself and Emma Rice at The Globe between 11 August – 11 September 2016. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery, 946 uses… Read More
War Horse Production

Final performance of War Horse at the New London

War Horse sees its final performance at the New London Theatre on 12 March 2016, 2:30pm. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an… Read More
War Horse Production Belgium

War Horse: UK tour September 2017 to October 2018

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, where it will run until 14 October 2017. War Horse will then tour to the Bristol Hippodrome (18 October – 11 November 2017), the Empire… Read More
Where My Wellies Take Me by Clare and Michael Morpurgo

Where My Wellies Take Me at The Lowry

Adaptation of Michael’s novel of the same name at The Lowry on 20 March 2016, 2pm.   Based on Clare and Michael Morpurgo’s book, Where My Wellies Take Me follows Pippa, its 8 year old heroine, on a May Day ramble through local woods, farms and fields. A celebration of… Read More