Michael Morpurgo News

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up AnnouncedRiver Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

British Legion Funds School Performances of FARM BOY at Mercury TheatreBritish Legion Funds School Performances of FARM BOY at Mercury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Mercury Theatre hits the road this summer, with a production of Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy which is currently touring to 32 schools across the south east before visiting the Mercury on 17 - 18 June. (more...)

Hightide Theatre Returns to Aldeburgh and Launches New Walthamstow FestivalHightide Theatre Returns to Aldeburgh and Launches New Walthamstow Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director of HighTide Theatre has today announced the company's plans for 2017. The Suffolk festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, is set to continue its winning formula of finding, nurturing and showcasing the country's best new playwrights at its home in Aldeburgh this September. (more...)

Grand Theatre to Help Celebrate Artsfest in WolverhamptonGrand Theatre to Help Celebrate Artsfest in Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has teamed with the University of Wolverhampton, the Arena Theatre and other arts organisations within the city to celebrate Artsfest - a festival of arts and culture within Wolverhampton and surrounding areas from Thursday 8 - Sunday 30 June 2017. (more...)

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSEThomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The National Theatre's today (17 May 2017 ) announced the 34 strong cast for its acclaimed production of War Horse which begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017. (more...)

CANTERBURY CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Returns to The MarloweCANTERBURY CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Returns to The Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Canterbury Children's Festival returns to The Marlowe this half-term holiday, with performances, workshops and activities. (more...)

RUNNING WILD is Brought to Life at The Marlowe Theatre this MonthRUNNING WILD is Brought to Life at The Marlowe Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Michael Morpurgo's novel Running Wild is brought to life at The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Verdant and Pemberley Productions Presents PRIVATE PEACEFULVerdant and Pemberley Productions Presents PRIVATE PEACEFUL
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo's best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a stage version of Morpurgo's award-winning book, Private Peaceful. (more...)

The South Australian Premiere Of PRIVATE PEACEFUL Comes To The Bakehouse TheatreThe South Australian Premiere Of PRIVATE PEACEFUL Comes To The Bakehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The South Australian Premiere Of PRIVATE PEACEFUL Comes To The Bakehouse Theatre For A Strictly Limited Season This May. (more...)

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest SeasonOSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below! (more...)

Michael Morpurgo to Sign, Chat 'ADOLPHUS TIPS' at The Drama Book ShopMichael Morpurgo to Sign, Chat 'ADOLPHUS TIPS' at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated author Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) for a discussion and signing of The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo Dazzles at the WallisBWW Review: Innovative 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo Dazzles at the Wallis
by Shari Barrett - Mar 2, 2017

If you were amazed and dazzled by the puppetry in War Horse, be sure to grab tickets for the remaining performances 946 before it leaves town! 946 is a tender coming-of-age tale that uncovers the secrets behind World War II's D-Day landings. Set in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton Sands, the lives of Lily, her family, and her fiercely independent cat Tips are barely touched by war until American soldiers occupy their house and surrounding land. With a live onstage swing band, enchanting puppetry and Kneehigh's signature stage sorcery, director Emma Rice configures a story of love, war and prejudice that crosses borders both geographical and generational. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Emma Rice and Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes Discuss 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSBWW Interview: Director Emma Rice and Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes Discuss 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by George Brietigam - Feb 27, 2017

There's still one week left to catch 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS at Beverly Hill's Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Emma Rice and Paul Crewes were nice enough to take time to talk about UK-based Kneehigh's latest touring show. (more...)

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...)

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