Emma Rice’s production based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is now playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 11th September. But what have critics said about it?
Evening Standard: ****Fiona Mountford found that: “It’s played a little too much for laughs and the storytelling tends to the meandering, but what wins us round each time is the fact that the piece is brimful of heart.”
The Independent: **** Paul Taylor wrote: “the sheer verve of the ensemble should delight punters of all ages, from about 9 upwards.”
WhatsOnStage: *** Holly Williams summed the production up by saying: “the music and energy of the show glows on the Globe’s stage.”
Broadway World: ***** “A special story told in a special place – without a doubt, this is the feel-good hit of the summer.”
Time Out: *** “But somehow, there’s enough silliness, jazz and heartwarming sap to jolly us through to a joyful ending that’s more than just tickety boo.”
The Stage: **** Mark Shenton commented: “a gripping, moving portrait of a community under siege.”
The Upcoming: **** “If you have not seen any of Rice’s productions and want to watch something different and entertaining, this is certainly the one.”
Imagine being told to leave your home…
Imagine American soldiers occupying your house and land…
Imagine being 12 and angry, with only a cat to tell your secrets to…
Well it all happened (most of it anyway) in Slapton Sands, Devon, in 1944. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings, using music, puppetry and foolishness to tell this tale of war, prejudice and love.
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 11th September. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/946-the-amazing-story-of-adolphus-tips-2016.