Michael Morpurgo: 75th Anniversary Tour

To celebrate his 75th birthday, Michael Morpurgo will be interviewed by award-winning actor and comedian, Katy Brand at The Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Saturday 28th September, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • All the Family
  • In Conversation
  • Performance/Theatre
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Michael Morpurgo began writing stories in the early ‘70s, inspired by the children he taught in his primary school class in Kent.

He has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg.

But what about the real-life story of Michael Morpurgo? How did a boy supremely uninterested in books, who dreamed of becoming an army officer, become a bestselling author and Children's Laureate? What stories in Michael's own life motivated him to write more than a hundred books for children?

Join one of the UK’s best-loved authors as he shares his gift for magical storytelling and reveals the secrets nearly 50 years of writing have taught him.

Venue Information

Theatre Severn
Frankwell Quay
United Kingdom
Phone: 01284 758000

About the Book

War Horse
War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

Publisher:Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date:4 Sep 2006


In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches.