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War Horse – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Nick Stafford (from Michael Morpurgo’s novel) Director: Marianna Elliott & Tom Morris Designer: Rae Smith Puppet Design and Direction: Basil Jones & Adrian Kohler Choreographer: Toby Sedgwick  Music: Adrian Sutton Reviewer: Leah Tozer  War Horse may be a show about horses, but it has the most heart, the most heroism, and the most humanity of any show you’ll ever see. The tale of Joey the horse and ...

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War Horse – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Nick Stafford from the original by Michael Morpurgo Director: Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris Movement: Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Neill Barston From the moment the opening sequences of War Horse play out in a rural Devonshire field, this remarkable work of theatre remains truly captivating. As its author Michael Morpurgo – who attended the Canterbury press night marking the 10th ...

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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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