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Michael Morpurgo interview about Black History Month

Michael Morpurgo marks the start of Black History Month

To mark the start of Black History Month, Michael talks about Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army and one of the first black footballers in the Football League. Walter was the inspiration behind Michael’s book A Medal for Leroy and, in this clip, he talks more… Read More
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War Horse: The Story in Concert – Leeds

Date: Sun 25 November  Venue: Victoria Hall Orchestra of Opera North St Peter’s Singers David Angus – conductor Michael Morpurgo – narrator In the centenary year marking the end of the First World War, the Orchestra of Opera North performs War Horse: The Story in Concert. With guest… Read More
Actor in Private Peaceful at the Pick Me Up theatre

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

Michael Morpurgo: why we should remember the first world war

Speaking to The Guardian Children’s book site back in 2014, Michael Morpurgo explores how the first world war still looms large in our imagination. He also describes what it’s like to watch War Horse performed in a theatre once frequented by Hitler, how he’s not a hero,… Read More

May the horse be with you

Monday, 22nd February 2016 I am not sure when the first seeds of War Horse were sown in my mind. That I was predisposed to be deeply concerned with war and the consequences of war there can be no doubt. I was born into a world of war. My earliest… Read More
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War Horse: UK tour September 2017 to October 2018

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, where it will run until 14 October 2017. War Horse will then tour to the Bristol Hippodrome (18 October – 11 November 2017), the Empire… Read More

UK tour of War Horse to include Empire Theatre Liverpool

The internationally acclaimed National Theatre production will be at the Empire Theatre in November and December 2017. The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse will play at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool next year as part of a national tour. Tickets go on sale for the tour on February 8th,… Read More

Private Peaceful to premiere on BBC One

Private Peaceful, an adaptation of Michael’s beloved First World War novel, will air on Sunday 24th January at 11.30pm. The film will follow a screening of War Horse, another film based on Morpurgo’s work, the same weekend. Morpurgo has urged parents and young people to stay up and watch the adaptation,… Read More