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Performers Michael Morpurgo.

Archive listings for Michael Morpurgo

Work type: Kids show.


Michael Morpurgo began writing stories in the early ?70s, inspired by the children he taught in his primary school class in Kent. He has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. But what about the real-life story of Michael Morpurgo? How did a boy supremely uninterested in books, who dreamed of becoming an army officer, become a bestselling author and Children's Laureate? What stories in Michael's own life motivated him to write more than a hundred books for children? Now celebrating his 75th birthday, join one of the UK's best-loved authors as he shares his gift for magical storytelling and reveals the secrets nearly 50 years of writing has taught him.
15 May 19Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L02066383613
5 May 19Bridge Theatre, Inner London :: V01649084045
listing details L584586474


One of Britain's most widely read and revered authors makes a special appearance in Monmouth as part of the Literary Festival to talk about his books - which, of course, include War Horse and Private Peaceful
21 Jun 16Savoy Theatre, Monmouth :: V443781892
listing details L01407008393


Join children's author Michael Morpurgo on a virtual journey through the 'Desert Island Books' that have a special place in his life and shaped his own prolific writing. Michael revisits Treasure Island, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Just So Stories.
9 Jun 07The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1270577154

reads from Beowulf - T0909559902

Acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo will read from his new novel for children. Packed with heroes, monsters and an epic battle between good and evil, this is an exhilarating new version of Britain’s greatest saga.
19 Mar 07Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V103615241
listing details L1833292741


Michael Morpurgo, our current Children's Laureate, is author of almost 100 books for young people of all ages. Look for his name in libraries and bookshops the world over and you'll find picture books, stories for newly fluent readers, stories for older readers with reading difficulties and stories for confident older readers bearing his name. A storyteller in print, he is also a story-teller in the flesh. His visits to schools, libraries and literary festivals are always hugely popular, his audience riveted by the insight they gain into the process first of finding a story and then telling it. Join the author of Kensuke's Kingdom, Cool! and most recently Private Peaceful for an inspirational and memorable experience.
11 Jun 04Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L0557871207

Imagine - Children's Literature Festival - T0646945352

The Children's Laureate gives an exclusive reading from his new book, Private Peaceful. Chaired by Catherine R. Johnson, Imagine Reader-in-Residence. Age 8+
30 Oct 03Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L1922219770

Other listings

20 Mar 16The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1061295827

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