946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Kneehigh at The Globe
Thursday 11 August – Sunday 11 September 2016
|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|
Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice from the novel by Michael Morpurgo
Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice
Tips the Cat/Harry
Grandad Present/Vicar/Lily's Dad
Lord of Something-Or-Other/Mrs Turner
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 →
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.
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.