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 deep into the jungle, Oona escapes the beach with her young rider desperately clinging on. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orang-utans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Will must now learn to survive the rainforest. Then come the hunters…

With a cast of 40 directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader and original Chichester director Dale Rooks, and puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this is the largest-scale production ever to be presented at the Open Air Theatre.

 

Find out more about this incredible show here!

Take a peek behind the scenes of the production here!

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