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An Elephant in the Garden
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An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo
 

A stage 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, load bearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-174-1 | PB
I Believe in Unicorns
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I Believe in Unicorns

Adapted by Danyah Miller and Dani Parr

Michael Morpurgo
 

Back by popular demand, for a second magical West End season, this intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas loves playing in the mountains where he lives and hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library...

An enchanting and interactive show, I Believe in Unicorns sparks the imagination of both young and old. You too will believe in unicorns after joining Tomas's spellbinding journey! 

Cast : 1F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-997-6 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Moon Tiger
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Moon Tiger

Peneople Lively, Adapted by Simon Reade
 
Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work—a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. Against a background of world events, Claudia’s own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement.

A haunting story of loss and desire, Moon Tiger won the 1987 Booker Prize and is considered one of the great novels of the 20th century; this stage adaptation includes an introduction by the author Penelope Lively.
Cast : 10M, 9F, doubling possible
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-101-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Morpurgo: War Plays
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Morpurgo: War Plays

Private Peaceful/ Toro! Toro!/ The Mozart Question

Michael Morpurgo
 

Three war plays by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, dramatised by Simon Reade.

Private Peaceful relives the short life of Tommo growing up in rural Devon before fighting the battles and facing the injustices of the First World War.

In Toro! Toro! young Antonito liberates his favourite bull from the ritualised killing of the bullfight as he tries to escape the Spanish Civil War.

In The Mozart Question Paolo Levi discovers the astonishing truth about his parents’ flight to Venice from the gas chambers of the Second World War.



 

Cast : 1M (multiple characters)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-390-7 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

Simon Reade (adapted from Jane Austen's novel)
 
In a new stage adaptation by Simon Reade Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their pursuit of suitable husbands is the ultimate romantic comedy – set in an age when marriage was a serious matter.

On first meeting the handsome Mr Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet finds him arrogant and conceited. When he persuades his friend Bingley to break off a budding relationship with her beloved sister Jane, she dislikes him even more. But is he really the villain she thinks him? Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions, whilst poking gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-951-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Private Peaceful
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Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo
 

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award - winning author of War Horse. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court - martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.

This edition also includes introductory essays by Michael Morpurgo, Associate Director of the Private Peaceful production Mark Leipacher, as well as an essay from Simon Reade, adaptor & director of this stage adaptation. 


 

Cast : 1M (multiple characters)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-501-7 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Twist of Gold
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Twist of Gold

Michael Morpurgo
 

With famine gripping Ireland, Sean and Annie have just one chance of survival - they must find their father. Leaving their dying mother behind, they travel across rough seas to America. With only the gold torch that Annie wears as a necklace to protect them, they embark on a long and dangerous journey. But will they ever be reunited with their family?

Twist of Gold is an epic adventure, a classic novel by the masterful storyteller and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.




Cast : 4M, 2F (doubling required)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-206-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB