Michael Morpurgo

Author

Author

Michael Morpurgo read English, French and Philosophy at King’s College, London. As a young man he was a teacher. With his wife Clare he founded the charity Farms for City Children. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work together. In 1976 his first book was published and he went on to become the award-winning author of over 100 books for children, including War Horse, Private Peaceful, Farm Boy, Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Mozart Question, On Angel Wings, Running Wild, Born to Run, Shadow and Medal for Leroy. Many of his books have been made into films, including Friend or Foe, My Friend Walter and Why the Whales Came. From 2003-05 Michael Morpurgo was Children’s Laureate, in 2005 he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and in 2006 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature. In 2007 the National Theatre adapted his book War Horse for the stage. After two years the production moved to the New London Theatre in the West End. Steven Spielberg’s film of War Horse was released in 2011. The stage show opened in New York in April 2011, and in Toronto in February 2012; and there was US tour in July 2012. michaelmorpurgo.com

Glasgow SEC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019

Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre

27 March 2019 - 06 April 2019

Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

10 April 2019 - 27 April 2019

Hong Kong Lyric Theatre

10 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Auckland Civic Theatre

21 June 2019 - 07 July 2019

Liverpool Empire

31 July 2019 - 17 August 2019

Oxford New Theatre

22 August 2019 - 07 September 2019

Leicester Curve

18 September 2019 - 12 October 2019

Wembley Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

18 October 2019 - 23 November 2019