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Running Wild

4 April 2017 - 8 April 2017

£12.50 – £25

Direct from Regent’s Park Theatre’s sensational summer season, Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, 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.

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.

Directed by Dale Rooks and Timothy Sheader 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.

Please note, performances on Wednesday 5 (1:30pm) and Thursday 6 (10:30am) are specifically offered to schools but all are welcome.

Running time: Act 1: 50 mins – Interval: 20 mins – Act 2: 40 mins
Age guidance: 6+


4 April 2017
8 April 2017
£12.50 – £25
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