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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
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

Reflect on the life of Private Peaceful in the classroom

Join Michael Morpurgo on the 24th of June to teach your class about life in WW1 before the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on July 1st Michael Morpurgo, in partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books, is hosting a real-time digital event on the 24th of June to encourage children… Read More

National Theatre announces UK tour of War Horse

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),… Read More

Michael Morpurgo gives support to Ypres 2016 Poppy Cenotaph Appeal

Acclaimed author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo has given his support to a striking new World War 1 Cenotaph to be created by blacksmiths and farriers in Flanders, Belgium.The contribution and suffering of horses and those who cared for them were brought to popular culture in Morpurgo’s bestselling novel… Read More

Michael Morpurgo at Charleston Festival

Michael Morpurgo recently attended the Charleston Festival, discussing his modern WW1 classic, Private Peaceful. The event was a fitting conclusion to the festival, with it being the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the centenary of Charleston, a base for conscientious objectors in WW1. Michael on-stage… Read More

Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Gaby Roslin

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has created many award-winning children’s books including War Horse, Kensukes’ Kingdom and An Eagle in the Snow. On 22nd June, he will be in conversation at St James Church with the wonderful… 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