Chichester Festival Theatre
MICHAEL Morpurgo’s stories have enchanted children across the world since the late 1970s with their blend of whimsical charm and biting realism.
Some of his novels have been translated successfully onto the stage, the National Theatre production of War Horse a shining example of how his natural talent for storytelling isn’t just confined to the pages of his books.
In the tradition of the theatre production of War Horse, the creatures of Running Wild are brought to life by skilled puppeteers.
It tells the story of a young girl, Lilly, who visits Indonesia with her mother. There she befriends an elephant called Oona who soon becomes her only friend when a tsunami hits.
Charging deep into the jungle, Oona escapes the danger of the beach with Lilly desperately clinging on. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures among the orang-utans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must then learn to survive the rainforest.
based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, which was inspired by a true story, Running Wild has extraordinary heart behind it, expressed through the show’s vibrant colours and exceptional creativity, set to wow all its audiences.
Tickets start at £10.