Michael Morpurgo News

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...)

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...)

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