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Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Author: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Daniel Buckroyd Director: C P Hallam Composer: Ru Hamilton Reviewer: Michael Gray Farm Boy is the sequel to Michael Morpurgo's phenomenal War Horse. It's a very different animal – a couple of actors, a costumed musician, and, centre stage “an old green Fordson”, the tractor which turns out to be at the heart of this story. ...

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Running Wild -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpugo Adaptor: Samuel Adamson Director: Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks Reviewer: Andrea Allen For most people, a trip to Indonesia would be the holiday of a lifetime, but for Lilly it’s so much more, it’s the chance to start a clean slate, to discover the place her Mum used to call home and to meet so many more ...

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Running Wild – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adapter: Samuel Adamson Directors: Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Children’s Touring Partnership is halfway through a four-month tour of the Chichester Festival Theatre/Regent’s Park Theatre production of Running Wild, a wonderfully elaborate production to take on the road. It is advertised as being for six-year-olds upwards, and Michael Morpurgo, Samuel Adamson and the ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Bristol Old Vic

Adapters: Michael Morpurgo, Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Composer: Stu Barker Reviewer: Tim Wright ‘In the dark times, will there be singing?’ we are asked at the top of the show. This is a story about refugees, about people displaced from their homes by war and about collective experience of loss. But this isn’t a play about Syria, the Calais Jungle ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Adapters: Michael Morpurgo, Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Composer: Stu Barker Reviewer: Ron Simpson About a week ago it was announced, much to the consternation of many theatre professionals, that Emma Rice is to leave her post as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe over issues of authenticity. Her Kneehigh production of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, staged at ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Home, Manchester

 Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Mel Duncan Hidden stories and those long forgotten can be the beginnings of magical theatre which teach one to probe deeper into the world around them.  Given that Slapton Sands, the village depicted in Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved book sits in such proximity to Kneehigh’s creative stomping ground, this would be a natural choice of ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Hannah Powell A mesmerising tale following the adventures of a little twelve-year-old girl and her cat, Tips, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is an explosion of physical theatre, dance, projection, puppetry and more. The classic Michael Morpurgo story is brought vividly to life transporting the audience to 1943 and the small ...

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Where My Wellies Take Me – The Lowry, Salford

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Writer: Michael Morpurgo Vocalists: Voices at The Door Reviewer: Richard Hall   On the first day of spring, it felt entirely appropriate to listen to former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, narrate his own charming story about a young girl’s adventures in the Devon countryside. The Quays Theatre was full of young children and their families desperate to be in the ...

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