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'An utterly refreshing family drama'
City AM

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'Brimful of heart'
Evening Standard

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'My merry band of junior critics were enthralled while I found myself blinking back tears'
The Times

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'A winningly rumbustious family show'
Independent

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'You'll love the story of Adolphus Tips'
Daily Mail

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'Evocative storytelling theatre'
The Stage

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'This family show mixes carnival and tragedy'
Observer

'A joyous night’s entertainment'
Variety

'The music and energy of the show glows on the Globe stage'
WhatsOnStage

'Katy Owen is puckishly endearing as young Lily'
Financial Times 

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Thursday 11 August – Sunday 11 September 2016

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Approx. 2 hours 35 mins including a 15 min interval

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Adapted by
Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice from the novel by Michael Morpurgo

Director
Emma Rice

Composer
Stu Barker

Designer
Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker

Choreographers
Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice

Musical Director 
Pat Moran

Cast


Nandi Bhebhe
Tips the Cat/Harry

Adebayo Bolaji
Blues Man

Emma Darlow
Madame Bounine

Ncuti Gatwa
Adi

Kyla Goodey
Lily's Mum

Chris Jared
Grandad Present/Vicar/Lily's Dad

Katy Owen
Lily

Mike Shepherd
Grandma/Grandpa

Adam Sopp
Boowie/Barry

Ewan Wardrop
Lord of Something-Or-Other/Mrs Turner

Credits


Kneehigh at the Globe in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Kneehigh’s 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is touring the USA from 9 February – 9 April 2017. Find out more → 

Synopsis


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, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings, using music, puppetry and foolishness to tell this tale of war, prejudice and love.

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.

Suitable for ages 7 to 107. This performance contains four sequences of strobe lighting.

Background


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 Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful

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