Archive: Apr 2016

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

On 21st April, Michael Morpurgo was one of a handful of guests asked to join the BBC for their coverage of The Queen’s 90th birthday at Windsor Castle. Michael spoke not only of the times he met her majesty, but her fondness for the National Theatre’s production of… Read More

Clare Morpurgo speaks about Farms For City Children at 5×15

Last night, Clare Morpurgo gave a wonderful talk on Farms for City Children, the charity founded by both her and Michael, at the Tobacco Factory Theatres for 5×15 Bristol. Her passionate talk on the charity, pictured, even included a heckle from Michael on how to milk a cow!… Read More

FFCC fundraiser at King Alfred’s School!

Michael Morpurgo visited King Alfred’s School in North London, where he discussed both his writing and his charity work for Farms For City Children.  Michael and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children in 1976 at Nethercott Farm, deep in Devon river country, and Michael has called the project… Read More

Wizard Presents ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpugo

The next Wizard Presents one-woman show will be ‘Why the Whales Came’ an enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo, and is being developed in association with Watford Palace Theatre. Created by the same fabulous team who brought ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ to the stage, it will open at Watford Palace on Saturday 24th September. A national… Read More

Michael Morpurgo & Judith Kerr in conversation

This summer, The Story Museum are offering a unique opportunity to hear two of the most beloved British children’s authors talk about the inspiration behind their work. Michael Morpurgo and Judith Kerr will be taking to the stage of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford to discuss how animals influence… Read More

VIP Reception and Performance of ‘Running Wild’

Join the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, June 2, for a VIP reception and reading from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo and Q&A before a performance of his novel Running Wild, which was recently adapted for the stage by Samuel Adamson. Directed by artistic director Timothy Sheader and original Chichester director Dale Rooks, with puppetry design and… Read More

Michael Morpurgo talks to Judi Spiers for BBC Spotlight

Tune in to BBC South West for a special Spotlight programme with Michael Morpurgo! In an exclusive interview at Slapton with Judi Spiers, Michael discusses the Kneehigh Production of 946 – The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and their move to the world renowned Globe Theatre. The programme is… Read More