New Perspectives & Scamp Theatre
Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo
“I hope you like my story - I wrote it for you just to show I could. It’s about the old tractor and it’s about Joey and it’s about me.”
This sequel to War Horse adapted by Daniel Buckroyd is touching family show and has received huge national and international acclaim.
Set on a Devon farm between the First and Second World Wars, it features “Joey”, the extraordinary horse who was the inspiration for War Horse. It is the magical tale of the bonds between grandfather and grandson, and a moving account of the changing face of the English countryside.
This delightful show features two actors and combines drama, storytelling and original music to reach out across generations.
Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd
Cast: Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Grandson) and John Walters (Grandfather)
Families & children 7+
65m (no interval)
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Videoclip: youtube.com (the videoclip features a previous cast member in the role of Grandson.)
Reviews from the 2009 tour of Farm Boy:
“Michael Morpurgo's novel is charmingly adapted into a perfect play for family audiences” **** - BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“So powerful…with an openness, warmth and ingenuousness that disarms the children and endears them to his tale – moments of high drama – lots of comedy too – when the Fordson finally chugs into life, the children just can’t contain their joy” - THE STAGE
“…this is a must-see sequel” **** - DAILY MAIL
“The audience cheered” **** - TIMES
“A heart-warming tale” **** - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Daniel Buckroyd's production for New Perspectives is a nice dollop of rural charm for youngsters and parents alike” - WHATSONSTAGE
“Simply but effectively told” **** – DAILY TELEGRAPH The Daily Telegraph
“…full of rustic charm and an impressive centre piece prop of a replica green 1922 Fordson tractor” **** - METRO
“…absorbing and tender” **** - TIME OUT (NY)
“…very quaint and disarmingly sincere” – NEW YORK TIMES
“John Walters as the old boy and Matt Powell as the grandson play this modest, unassuming piece with buoyancy and charm” - INDEPENDENT
“War Horse sequel ploughs a rich furrow” **** - DAILY MAIL
“Morpurgo is nothing if not a master story-teller” **** - DAILY TELEGRAPH
**** FOUR STARS
- The Times, Sunday Express, Metro, British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Evening News
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