Archive: Sep 2016

Ava Potter as Lilly in Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild Live

On Tour: Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild

On Elephant Appreciation Day, Children’s Touring Partnership announced the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, beginning at Chichester Festival Theatre on 10 February 2017. Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to life in this award-winning production, which has been… Read More
Michael Morpurgo Book Trust Lecture 1 - photo by Joanne O'Brien

The power of stories: Michael Morpurgo’s full Book Trust lecture

Reaching far wider than the London Guildhall audience, Michael Morpurgo’s thought-provoking talk urged parents, teachers and librarians to foster a love of stories in children, rather than focusing on literacy. Below is his inaugural Book Trust Lecture in full; please read and share widely, and keep singing the song. — September 21st… Read More
The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo reading new children’s story at Leicester Cathedral

This October, master storyteller Michael Morpurgo and esteemed illustrator Michael Foreman read aloud from The Fox and the Ghost King and share the story of how their new children’s book came to be. And where better to tell the tale of Leicester City Football Club’s historic Premier League win than the inspiring Leicester Cathedral itself?… Read More
Michael and Clare Morpurgo in 1976

Farms for City Children Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Farms for City Children celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and proceeds from Michael Morpurgo’s new book “Didn’t we have a lovely time?” will help give even more urban children a chance to experience a real farm. Chief Executive Dr Tessa Stone writes about this unique endeavour. Farms for City Children… Read More
An Elephant in the Garden - Winchester Theatre Royal

On Tour: An Elephant in the Garden

We are delighted to announce the UK tour of Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant in the Garden, performed by Alison Reid. Following their collaboration on the critically acclaimed adaptation of Private Peaceful, Simon Reade and Michael Morpurgo have brought to life an extraordinary story of survival. “This… Read More
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Tour Dates Announced

Emma Rice directs her and Michael Morpurgo’s critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, a little known story of the rehearsal of the D-Day landings, and of the 946 people who were killed during Operation Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon in 1944.   Imagine being told… Read More