Michael Morpurgo News

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOWFirst Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Barnes Children's Literature Festival to Return for 'Bigger and Better' Second Year, 5/14Barnes Children's Literature Festival to Return for 'Bigger and Better' Second Year, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

26th January 2016, London—The Barnes Children's Literature Festival will be returning to southwest London for its second year on 14th & 15th May 2016, with twice as many events to make it London's largest dedicated children's book festival. (more...)

WAR HORSE to Launch New UK Tour at The Marlowe Theatre Next AutumnWAR HORSE to Launch New UK Tour at The Marlowe Theatre Next Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Marlowe Theatre has been chosen as the launch venue for a major new UK tour of WAR HORSE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Morpurgo Makes Guest Appearance In WAR HORSE!Photo Coverage: Michael Morpurgo Makes Guest Appearance In WAR HORSE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

Michael Morpurgo, the celebrated author of War Horse, made a special guest appearance as a villager in the West End production at the New London Theatre on Thursday 10 December 2015 followed by a post-show Q and A. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW To Tour the UK, Starring Lisa Maxwell, FebEND OF THE RAINBOW To Tour the UK, Starring Lisa Maxwell, Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, touring the UK in a brand new production opening at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in February starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Wolverhampton Grand TheatreLisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, END OF THE RAINBOW will return to the stage in 2016, playing at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Mon 18 - Wed 20 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. A hit in the West End and on Broadway, END OF THE RAINBOW will return to the stage in 2016, playing at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Mon 18 - Wed 20 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Principal Photography Begins for New York Times Best Seller THE GIRL ON THE TRAINPrincipal Photography Begins for New York Times Best Seller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Principal photography has begun on the DreamWorks Studios film adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller, "The Girl on the Train," it was announced today by the studio. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR And More For 2016 SeasonRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR And More For 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar, Henry V and Running Wild will all feature in the Open Air Theatre's 2016 season. (more...)

WICKED ANNOUNCES SIXTH YEAR OF WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDSWICKED ANNOUNCES SIXTH YEAR OF WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz, is proud to announce the sixth year of the prestigious WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, which this year introduces a new non-fiction category. Entries open 3 November 2015 and close 11 March 2016. (more...)

SOLT Showcases British Theatre at Cultural Celebration for President of ChinaSOLT Showcases British Theatre at Cultural Celebration for President of China
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Today, Wednesday 21 October 2015, Society of London Theatre (SOLT) showcased the creative strength of British theatre and celebrated some of the theatrical works which have been successfully exported to China. (more...)

The Queen Meets Joey From WAR HORSE!The Queen Meets Joey From WAR HORSE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Joey, the life size puppet horse and star of the National Theatre's record breaking production of War Horse which is running at the New London Theatre in the West End, made a special appearance at official opening of The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey on Thursday in the presences of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. (more...)

Tori Amos Wants to Bring THE LIGHT PRINCESS to BroadwayTori Amos Wants to Bring THE LIGHT PRINCESS to Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Oct 12, 2015

The cast recording of Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's musical THE LIGHT PRINCESS, which originally premiered in 2013 at the National Theatre in London, was released last week. But Amos has even bigger plans for the show. (more...)

Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Recording Released TodayTori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics cast recording of Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's THE LIGHT PRINCESS, which premiered in 2013 at the National Theatre in London, is available today, October 9, 2015. (more...)

WAR HORSE Announces Final Extension in the West End, New Fall 2017 UK TourWAR HORSE Announces Final Extension in the West End, New Fall 2017 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

After eight record breaking years, the National Theatre has announced the final extension of its West End run of WAR HORSE, with a last performance at the New London Theatre scheduled for 12 March 2016.  (more...)

Cheltenham Literature Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including Matthew BourneCheltenham Literature Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including Matthew Bourne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

For culture lovers, there's really only one place to be this autumn and that's The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Running from Friday till Sunday, October 2-11 the Festival boasts speakers as diverse as Ronnie Wood, Martha Lane Fox, Matthew Bourne, George the Poet, Garry Kasparov, Jeanette Winterson, Nick Clegg, Nigel Mansell, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Nick Frost, Nigella Lawson, Bill Bryson and Gino D'Acampo. (more...)

Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Gets Cast Recording; Out This October With Bonus Tracks!Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Gets Cast Recording; Out This October With Bonus Tracks!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's THE LIGHT PRINCESS, which premiered in 2013 at the National Theatre in London, is getting a cast recording! From Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics, THE LIGHT PRINCESS cast album will be released on October 9, 2015. (more...)

Scamp Theatre to Bring THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING to Exeter Northcott TheatreScamp Theatre to Bring THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING to Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Following last season's five-star hit Stick Man, Scamp Theatre return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre to present a truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's new bestselling book The Scarecrows' Wedding. (more...)

Story Pocket Theatre Brings STORYTELLER, STORYTELLER to Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 30Story Pocket Theatre Brings STORYTELLER, STORYTELLER to Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Award winning children's theatre company Story Pocket Theatre will present Storyteller, Storyteller from today 7 - Sunday 30 August 2015, 14.30 Free Show, Arch 3, New Waverley Arches, as part of the Freestival. (more...)

Story Pocket Theatre's A POCKETFUL OF GRIMMS Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 31Story Pocket Theatre's A POCKETFUL OF GRIMMS Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

A Pocketful of Grimms makes its UK debut at Gilded Balloon (Dining Room) from today 5 - Monday 31 August, 12.30 (ends 13.30). The production is presented by the award winning children's theatre company, Story Pocket Theatre. The company's creative team presented Arabian Nights, winner of the prestigious Primary Times Children's Choice Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2014. (more...)

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