946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

 

Kneehigh in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

946:

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Adapted by Michael Morpurgo and 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 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery, 946 uses 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 will finally reveal the secrets the US and British governments tried to keep quiet.

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

 

"A wonderfully life-affirming piece of theatre... touchingly and gloriously imaginative" 
★★★★ The Times

"A profoundly moving celebration of the love and hope Morpurgo writes about in his books" 
★★★★ The Stage

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Reviews

The Times

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"this production is full of boisterous collective energy" ★★★★

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Broadway World

Broadway World

"A special story told in a special place - without a doubt, this is the feel-good hit of the summer" ★★★★★

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The Falmouth Packet

The Falmouth Packet

"Kneehigh toy with life’s big themes in ways that everyone can relate to. But for those with an interest, the performances are underpinned by big ideas and robust intellectual references"

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The Times

The Times

"A touchingly and gloriously imaginative tale of wartime tragedy" ★★★★

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The Stage

The Stage

"With the author’s help, Kneehigh has adapted Michael Morpurgo’s book The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips for its enthralling new production about the “forgotten” tragedy of 946 American servicemen killed during rehearsals for D-Day at Slapton Sands, Devon, in 1944." ★★★★★

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Credits

Adapters   Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice
Director   Emma Rice
Composer   Stu Barker
Set & Costume Designer   Lez Brotherstone
Lighting Designer   Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer   Simon Baker
Associate Director   Simon Harvey
Music Director   Pat Moran
Associate Lighting Designer   Alex Shenton-Parkin
Associate Sound Designer   Jay Jones
Choreographers   Emma Rice & Etta Murfitt
Company   Nandi Bhebhe, Seamas Carey, Emma Darlow, Ncuti Gatwa, Kyla Goodey, Chris Jared, Craig Johnson, Pat Moran, Katy Owen, Mike Shepherd, Adam Sopp, Akpore Uzoh

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