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An Elephant in the Garden Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden By Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo


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Summary

New stage adaptation of the bestselling children's author. On stage in Exeter & Bristol in 2014 before a full UK Tour in 2015

An Elephant in the Garden Summary

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade's new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel. 1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo OBE, is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children's literature. He was the third Children's Laureate. He has written over 120 books, and has been published in over 25 languages. His children's novel War Horse has been adapted for stage where it became a smash-hit success in the UK, before transferring to Broadway and Toronto. War Horse has also been adapted for screen, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2012. Simon Reade has previously adapted Michael Morpurgo's Toro! Toro! and The Mozart Question as well as the phenomenally successful stage version of Private Peaceful, which he has also dramatised for BBC Radio and for feature film. His other plays include Moon Tiger, Twist of Gold, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Not the End of the World, The Scarecrow and His Servant, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (all for Bristol Old Vic), Pride and Prejudice (for Theatre Royal Bath Productions), and for the Royal Shakespeare Company Ted Hughes' Tales From Ovid, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act (with Paul Greengrass.) His plays for young people are published by Oberon, as is his book Dear Mr. Shakespeare.

Additional information

GOR010016053
9781783191741
1783191740
An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20141014
60
N/A
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