By Michael Morpurgo
In an adaptation by Samuel Adamson
Originally produced by Regent’s Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre
We are delighted to announce that our 2016 production of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild will embark on its first UK tour with Children’s Touring Partnership, from February through to June 2017.
★★★★ “AUDACIOUS and IMAGINATIVE, stylishly directed and those puppets are things of never-ending beauty.” Evening Standard
For Will, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona.
But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on.
This ‘brilliant, life affirming show’ (Radio Times), delighted audiences earlier this summer with imaginative puppetry and energetic staging. The tour launches at Chichester Festival Theatre, before visiting Coventry, Sheffield, High Wycombe, London, Blackpool, Leeds, Salford, Norwich, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Plymouth, Northampton, Canterbury and Wolverhampton.
“A WINNER. The puppetry is exquisite, with full-sized animals manipulated so they seem to breathe with documentary life.”
"A role-swapping, puppet-wielding cast…team together to offer vivid suggestions of both the danger and beauty of this tropical wilderness…REMARKABLE by its INVENTIVE, EVOCATIVE STAGING."