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Where My Wellies Take Me – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Morpurgo

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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NEWS: War Horse tour smashes Marlowe Theatre box office record

Although it may be galloping towards its final run at the New London Theatre, War Horse shows no signs of slowing down, with the opening date on its 2017 UK tour breaking box office records at The Marlowe Theatre canterbury yesterday [8th February].   The National Theatre’s acclaimed production went on sale to the public yesterday at the Kent venue ...

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NEWS: Marlowe Theatre to open 2017 War Horse tour

Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre will launch a major new UK tour of War Horse in 2017, it's been announced today [14 January]. The National Theatre’s acclaimed production will be rehearsed in Canterbury before it opens at The Marlowe on 15 September 2017, where it will run until 14 October 2017. Since opening in October 2011, The Marlowe has hosted the National ...

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NEWS: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds unveils Spring season

The cast of Land of Our Fathers

It may have celebrated its 50th anniversary since re-opening, but the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the country’s only surviving working Regency playhouse, shows no sign of slowing down as is launches its Spring 2016 season. Drama features heavily in the programme, with Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant In The Garden, Rattigan’s Flare Path and Torben Bett’s Invincible among the visiting ...

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LATITUDE 2015: 946

Artist(s):Kneehigh Writers: Michael Morpugo and Emma Rice for Kneehigh Theatre Company Director: Emma Rice Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett The hung over Sunday crowds at Latitude were still out in force first thing in the theatre tent to witness the first public performance of 946, Kneehigh’s customary inventive new production from Michael Morpugo’s book The Amazing Story of Adolphus ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Kneehigh’s Emma Rice

Visitorsto the 10thanniversary edition of Latitude Festival willbe the first to catch acclaimed theatre company Kneehigh's new show,946. Adapted from Michael Morpurgo's novel, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, the story gives an insight into a mostlyforgotten true story from the Second World War. Director and co-adaptor Emma Rice - who is soon to take up her new rôle as ...

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I Believe in Unicorns – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Daniel Jameison Reviewer: Clare Howdon Currently touring the UK, Theatre Alibi have created a belter of a show in their innovative reworking of Morpurgo's much loved children's book I Believe in Unicorns. The story centres around young Tomas who isn't a fan of books and stories and like most young boys, is much happier tobogganing with ...

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