Archive: May 2016

King’s Week Arts Festival

Join Michael Morpurgo at his old school, The King’s School Canterbury, for a special performance of The Mozart Question on 4th July 2016. He will be joined by actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and The Storyteller’s Ensemble. Together they interweave words and music, to tell Michael’s haunting tale of survival… Read More

Meet the inspiration behind ‘Running Wild’!

Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Running Wild, was inspired by a small newspaper article 12 years ago and now the author is set to be reunited with the little girl featured in it. Following an interview with the author, The Telegraph managed to track down the young girl, Amber Owen,… Read More
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Michael Morpurgo: “Devon is an extraordinary place”

Michael Morpurgo has been speaking to Visit Devon about just why the county is so special to him. From inspiring his literary work, to his beloved charity, Farms For City Children, the author explains just why it is so important that today’s children get away from the concrete… Read More

Rave reviews for Open Air Theatre’s ‘Running Wild’!

Having been open just over a week, the stage adaptation of Running Wild by the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has received rave reviews.   “…the closest most of us will ever come to experiencing the jungle in London.” – Time Out “…it softened… Read More

Behind the scenes of Running Wild!

Take a look behind the scenes of Running Wild, with the incredibly talented Open Air Theatre team! Episode 1: Creation   Episode 2: Tyger, Tyger   Episode 3: Rainforest   Episode 4: Performance In a new adaptation by Samuel Adamson, Michael Morpurgo’s novel is one “that you know from… Read More
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo Adapted by Samuel Adamson poster

Running Wild at the Open Air Theatre

Stage adaptation of Michael’s novel by Samuel Adamson at the Open Air Theatre between 13 May and 12 June 2016. For Will, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Charging… Read More

Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Gaby Roslin

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has created many award-winning children’s books including War Horse, Kensukes’ Kingdom and An Eagle in the Snow. On 22nd June, he will be in conversation at St James Church with the wonderful… Read More

A fairy tale for Leicester

This week, Michael Morpurgo was on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme to read his Leicester football fairy tale, The Fox and the Ghost King. Michael, filming with the BBC Having made headlines with the discovery of King Richard III’s burial site being found in a car park, Leicester has… Read More