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

Book Tickets

Thu 11 August 2016 - Sun 11 September 2016 Shakespeare's Globe Book Now
Thu 06 October 2016 - Sat 15 October 2016 Birmingham Rep Book Now
Tue 08 November 2016 - Sat 12 November 2016 Warwick Arts Centre Book Now
Wed 16 November 2016 - Sun 20 November 2016 Bristol Old Vic Book Now
Thu 01 December 2016 - Tue 31 January 2017 Berkeley Repertory Theatre On Sale Soon! Dates TBC
Wed 08 February 2017 - Sun 05 March 2017 The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles Book Now

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Reviews

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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