Archive: Jun 2019

War Horse on Stage

The Play’s the Thing – Michael Morpurgo on War Horse

The play’s the thing. Over these last ten years and more I have often been asked: “How do you explain the phenomenon that War Horse has become?” It’s not too difficult to answer – after all, I have had a while to think it through. It’s the play. As the… Read More
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Michael Morpurgo becomes an ambassador of Beanstalk

Michael Morpurgo has become an ambassador for literacy charity Beanstalk following their merger with Reading Matters, a charity with which he had previously been involved. Ginny Lunn CEO of Beanstalk, said: “We are so delighted to announce Michael Morpurgo as an ambassador for Beanstalk. His contribution to literature is inspirational… Read More

An Elephant in the Garden at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer

A new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘An Elephant in the Garden’ is being shown at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer. 1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ advance from… Read More