Michael Morpurgo News

The Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Heritage Museum Bring New Life to Poor Priests' HospitalThe Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Heritage Museum Bring New Life to Poor Priests' Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The proposals for the Stour Street building would see it transformed into an arts and heritage centre. The Marlowe's General Manager, Paula Gillespie, said: "We are excited about the possibilities working with our heritage and cultural partners would bring. Our plans are bold and visionary and put the building and remaining collections at its heart. (more...)

Animal Magic Goes Wild at the Lyceum Theatre with Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILDAnimal Magic Goes Wild at the Lyceum Theatre with Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The award-winning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, Running Wild, is brought to life on the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March.  This epic production, complete with spectacular life-size puppets, tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and loyalty and of living for the moment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos for the UK Tour of RUNNING WILDPhoto Flash: First Look at Production Photos for the UK Tour of RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce the full cast for 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. (more...)

BWW Review:  The British Invade Beverly Hills with 946: AN AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSBWW Review: The British Invade Beverly Hills with 946: AN AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by George Brietigam - Feb 13, 2017

946 offers two and a half hours of eye-candy and magic. (more...)

Animal Adventures at the Belgrade Theatre this February Half-TermAnimal Adventures at the Belgrade Theatre this February Half-Term
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This February half-term, the Belgrade Theatre has an action-packed programme to keep families entertained during the holidays. From owls to elephants, the Belgrade will be taking audiences on an animal adventure with two incredible productions on its stages, plus plenty of extra activities for kids to get involved in! (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHTShakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for the UK Tour of RUNNING WILDPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for the UK Tour of RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce the full cast for 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. (more...)

Denise Gough to Reprise Olivier Award-Winning Role in PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS at St. Ann's WarehouseDenise Gough to Reprise Olivier Award-Winning Role in PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse, building upon its rich history of partnerships with the UK's most exciting theaters and theater artists, is proud to join forces with the National Theatre and Headlong for the first time to present the American Premiere of Duncan MacMillan's People, Places & Things, a National Theatre / Headlong co-production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which was one of last season's must-see shows on the West End. Denise Gough will reprise her Olivier Award-winning role as an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addiction to alcohol and drugs. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe TheatreMatthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

RUNNING WILD Comes To Edinburgh's King's TheatreRUNNING WILD Comes To Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 6, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to present the only Scottish dates on the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. (more...)

Elephant Spotted RUNNING WILD in Coventry City CentreElephant Spotted RUNNING WILD in Coventry City Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Shoppers in Coventry city centre may have spotted an elephant wondering the streets yesterday in promotion of Running Wild, a new stage production coming to the Belgrade Theatre this February half-term! Take a look at photos below! (more...)

Cast Announced for UK Tour of RUNNING WILDCast Announced for UK Tour of RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce the full cast for 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.  (more...)

Busy New Season Launched At Greenwich TheatreBusy New Season Launched At Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Any thoughts about Greenwich Theatre taking a break after the extended run of its record-breaking pantomime were dismissed by artistic and executive director James Haddrell as he launched a jam-packed new season at the theatre. (more...)

MAC Offers Gift Certificates for Last-Minute Holiday ShoppersMAC Offers Gift Certificates for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is happy to once again, to have the answer for everyone seeking that perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for giftee. (more...)

Ovalhouse's Autumn/Winter Season Closes with Michael Morpurgo's WHY THE WHALES CAMEOvalhouse's Autumn/Winter Season Closes with Michael Morpurgo's WHY THE WHALES CAME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Ovalhouse will conclude their powerful winter season with Why The Whales Came - an enchanting tale by one of the UK's best-loved storytellers, Michael Morpurgo. Fresh from a highly successful autumn tour, this magical family show is full of fun, mystery and adventure. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and FunBelgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has revealed its new season of shows coming to Coventry in spring 2017. (more...)

Players Presents a MET Premiere and an Encore of WAR HORSE this WeekendPlayers Presents a MET Premiere and an Encore of WAR HORSE this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In additional to launching their Inaugural Winter Season of Plays this week the Peterborough Players continues their Arts on Screen Season this weekend with two performances. (more...)

National Theatre's NO MAN'S LAND and WAR HORSE to Screen in HD at Ridgefield PlayhouseNational Theatre's NO MAN'S LAND and WAR HORSE to Screen in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series presents a Live HD Screening on Thursday, December 15 at 2pm. (more...)

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