The Gold Collection
By Michael Morpurgo
Four unforgettable novels by award-winning former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, beautifully packaged as classic gift set.
Luxury gift edition box set of four best-selling Michael Morpurgo novels: ‘Private Peaceful’, ‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’, ‘Butterfly Lion’ and ‘Toro! Toro!’. The perfect present for younger readers keen to learn more about the world around them through powerfully imaginative stories.
Edinburgh Fringe – Private Peaceful
About the show: ‘Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit’ (Michael Morpurgo). ‘The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are… Read More
Michael at the memorial of Thomas Samuel Henry Peacefull
Michael Morpurgo’s novel Private Peaceful was partly inspired by the memorial of a young soldier that he saw in the Bedford House Cemetery in Ypres, Flanders. A few years after the book first published, Maxine Keeble was researching her family tree and thought that there might be a connection. She… Read More
Private Peaceful | Pick Me Up Theatre
From 14 – 18 March 2017 a one-man stage adaptation of Private Peaceful will be performed at the John Cooper Studio Theatre, York. Private Peaceful tells the story of a young First World War soldier as he recalls his childhood memories while waiting for dawn on the Western Front. George Stagnell plays… Read More
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
946: The Amazing Adolphus Tips – 4 stars from The Evening Standard!
There’s method in the puppet mayhem of Emma Rice’s Kneehigh musical adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s D-day tale – Susannah Clapp, The Evening Standard To read the review in full, click here… Read More