Interview with… James Demaine

Emma Clarendon chatted to the actor about bringing the Barn Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s story to the West End.   –Hi James, thank you very much for talking to me. How are you feeling about bringing this production to London? I feel really honoured to be a small part of UK theatre’s big comeback.… Read More

NEWS: Private Peaceful to Play Limited Season at the Garrick Theatre

The production will play a limited two week season from the 7th to the 22nd November. Jack Maple & Brian Zeilinger-Goode for Take Two Theatricals, and the Barn Theatre  have announced that Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful will head to the West End for a limited season. This production will form part… Read More

First Look at…Private Peaceful, Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre’s production Michael Morpurgo‘s novel is now in previews. Here’s a glimpse of what audiences can expect… Production images have been released for BoxLess Theatre, the Barn Theatre and Take Two Theatricals’ production of Private Peaceful which is currently running until the 27th September. Based on the story by Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful follows the story of… Read More

NEWS: Barn Theatre to Reopen for Indoor Live Performances

The theatre based in Cirencester has announced it will be opening its doors to present Michael Morpurgo‘s Private Peaceful. From the 10th September, the Barn Theatre will be presenting its production of Private Peaceful in its main auditorium, following its previous run as part of the theatre’s first outdoor theatre festival, BarnFest, in August. In addition,… Read More

REVIEW: War Horse, New Victoria Theatre

The National Theatre production based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved book is stunningly beautiful to watch.  Thoughtfully and sensitively adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful story about friendship, growing up and the pain and suffering war causes is vividly brought to life in Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris’s heartfelt production. As the… Read More

Interview with… Danyah Miller

Danyah Miller has adapted Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns for the stage, which plays at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon from the 14th to the 18th February. She spoke to Love London Love Culture about adapting the beloved author’s story.  Hi Danyah thank you so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. When did… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for 2017 Tour of War Horse

The National Theatre have confirmed the cast for its UK touring production of the critically acclaimed War Horse, which will open at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury on the 15th September.  The 34 cast will include: Thomas Dennis, who is currently playing Christopher Boone in the National Theatre’s West End production of The Curious Incident of the… Read More

NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood to Present Michael Morpurgo Exhibition

The V&A’s Museum of Childhood will present an exhibition dedicated to author Michael Morpurgo this Summer.  Running from the 22nd July until the 25th February 2018, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories will examine the author’s life and career in this new and free exhibition. At the centre of the exhibition, the museum announced that Joey,… Read More

NEWS: Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild to Head on UK Tour

The Children’s Touring Partnership has confirmed that the first UK tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo will begin at the Chichester Festival Theatre on the 10th February 2017. Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, has been adapted for the stage by Samuel Adamson and was originally produced by Regent’s Park Theatre and Chichester… Read More

Review Round Up: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,Shakespeare’s Globe

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… Read More