Michael Morpurgo war story coming to Cornwall with Kneehigh Theatre
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
The story, called "946" tells a scarcely known story about rehearsal D Day landings; which has been adapted from Morpurgo's book "The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips".
The story also looks at Operation Tiger, which took place at Slapton Sands in Devon in 1944, where 946 people lost their lives.
Kneehigh will bring their famous and unique brand of storytelling to 946, and incorporates political and romantic themes altogether, and will reveal secrets that the British and US governments tried to keep quiet.
Morpurgo came together with Kneehigh's co-artistic director Emma Rice to co-adapt his book for the stage; the first time he has ever personally done so.
The author was full of praise for Kneehigh, stating that it was a pleasure to work with the company, and being able to incorporate the historical elements with the Cornish landscape meant that his story could really come to life.
The story investigates the beauty and the danger of life during 1940's English village life, and how quickly things can change regarding this.
The show is set to take place from 25th July until the 23rd August, with tickets going on sale from the 26th February at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk.