Shakespeare's Globe

946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips [2016]

Written by: Michael Morpurgo
Directed by: Emma Rice
Adapted by: Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice

Imagine being told to leave your home... 
Imagine American soldiers occupying your house and land... 
Imagine being 12 and angry, with only a cat to tell your secrets to...

Well it all happened (most of it anyway) in Slapton Sands, Devon, in 1944. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Shakespeare’s Globe brings Emma Rice’s triumphant Kneehigh show for families to London for the first time. 946 is co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo, one of the UK’s most loved and successful authors whose work includes War HorseKensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful

Tender, political and surprisingly romantic, this story speaks to us all and finally reveals the secrets the US and British governments tried to keep quiet.


  • Composed by Stu Barker
  • Designed by Lez Brotherston
  • Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
  • Sound Designer Simon Baker
  • Choreographers Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice
  • Musical Director Pat Moran

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