Join Michael Morpurgo as he reflects on his motivations and experiences of writing the novel War Horse which was adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, and became one of the most successful shows in the NT’s history. Michael will be joined by Tom Morris, War Horse director, and the talk will be chaired by Kate Mosse.
Michael Morpurgo is an author, poet, playwright and librettist. In 1976 his first book was published and he went on to become the award-winning author of over 100 books for children. With his wife Clare he founded the charity Farms for City Children, and in 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work together. From 2003 to 2005 Michael Morpurgo was Children’s Laureate, in 2005 he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and in 2006 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature. michaelmorpurgo.com
Tom Morris is Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic and Associate Director of the National Theatre. Productions at Bristol Old Vic include Touching The Void (Bristol, UK & International Tour) The Grinning Man (Bristol and West End), Swallows and Amazons (Bristol, West End and UK tour), Juliet and Her Romeo and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with Handspring Puppets). Other credits include Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, and Coram Boy (National Theatre); The Death of Klinghoffer (ENO and Metropolitan Opera); Nights at the Circus and The Wooden Frock (Kneehigh). Tom has honorary doctorates from UWE and Bristol University, and an OBE for services to Theatre.
Kate Mosse is an international multi-million-selling novelist of six novels including the No 1 bestsellers The Burning Chambers, Labyrinth, The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist's Daughter, which she is adapting for the stage. She is Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
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