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

Running Wild Live | New Tour Dates

Michael Morpurgo’s novel Running Wild, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike. Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié,… Read More
Running Wild Live

Running Wild Live | New Tour Dates

Michael Morpurgo’s novel Running Wild, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike. Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and… Read More
Ava Potter as Lilly riding Oona the elephant in Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild Live

Running Wild Pre-show Talk with Michael Morpurgo and Kate Mosse

Join Michael Morpurgo and Kate Mosse, author of famed novel Labyrinth, as they hold a pre-show talk, at Chichester Festival Theatre, for the stage adaptation of Michael’s novel, Running Wild. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, these one-off pre-show talks will offer incredible insights into how productions develop from thoughts and ideas, through the rehearsal process,… Read More
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

Meet the inspiration behind ‘Running Wild’!

Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Running Wild, was inspired by a small newspaper article 12 years ago and now the author is set to be reunited with the little girl featured in it. Following an interview with the author, The Telegraph managed to track down the young girl, Amber Owen,… Read More

Rave reviews for Open Air Theatre’s ‘Running Wild’!

Having been open just over a week, the stage adaptation of Running Wild by the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has received rave reviews.   “…the closest most of us will ever come to experiencing the jungle in London.” – Time Out “…it softened… Read More

Behind the scenes of Running Wild!

Take a look behind the scenes of Running Wild, with the incredibly talented Open Air Theatre team! Episode 1: Creation   Episode 2: Tyger, Tyger   Episode 3: Rainforest   Episode 4: Performance In a new adaptation by Samuel Adamson, Michael Morpurgo’s novel is one “that you know from… Read More
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo Adapted by Samuel Adamson poster

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… Read More

VIP Reception and Performance of ‘Running Wild’

Join the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, June 2, for a VIP reception and reading from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo and Q&A before a performance of his novel Running Wild, which was recently adapted for the stage by Samuel Adamson. Directed by artistic director Timothy Sheader and original Chichester director Dale Rooks, with puppetry design and… Read More
Running Wild

Running Wild at The Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park

In a new adaptation by Samuel Adamson, Michael Morpurgo’s novel is one “that you know from the start is going to break your heart” (Times). With a cast of 40 directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheaderand original Chichester director Dale Rooks, and puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and… Read More