From Tuesday 25th April 2017 19:30 to Saturday 29th April 2017 22:30
“ANIMAL MAGIC rivals WAR HORSE” The Guardian
Children’s Touring Partnership presents RUNNING WILD By Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson
Originally produced by Regent's Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre
For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.
Charging deep into the jungle, Oona escapes the danger of the beach with her young rider desperately clinging on. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orang-utans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must now learn to survive the rainforest. Then come the hunters.
MICHAEL MORPURGO’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike.
Directed by TIMOTHY SHEADER and DALE ROOKS with puppetry design and direction by FINN CALDWELL and TOBY OLIÉ, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment.
Running time: Act 1: 50 mins Interval 20 mins Act 2: 40 mins - Age guidance: 6+
From £7 - £21
Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL