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Friend or Foe

by Michael Morpurgo

Fri 30th Sept 10.30am/ 1.30pm – Sat 1st Oct, 1.30 & 4.30 pm :Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Rd, WD17 1JZ and UK tour to Sat 26th Nov.
Box Office 01923 225671,

Trains from London Euston to Watford Junction every 15 minutes, Journey15-20 minutes. Watford Palace Theatre is a 10 minute walk from the Rail Station.

This stage première will be at Watford Palace Theatre from Fri 30th Sept and Sat 1st Oct 2011 prior to an eight week UK tour.

The cast are Mathew Hamper (Tucky), Paul Sandys (David), Janet Greaves, Chris Porter and Michael Palmer.

It is adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd with design by Keith Baker, sound by Tom Lishman, lighting by Mark Dymock and costumes by Ronnie Dorsey. It is produced by Scamp Theatre in association with Watford Palace Theatre.

Friend or Foe was originally published by Macmillan (1977) and subsequently by Egmont (2007). It is tale of adventure and friendship – set during the Second World War. Two boys, David and Tucky, prepare to be evacuated from London. After settling into their new life in the countryside with farmer Mr Reynolds and his wife Ann, they feel like the war is a long way away from the old lives in London. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David’s life.......

Michael Morpurgo has been called ‘The Father of Children’s Literature’. His books have won many awards and have been translated into 26 languages. Steven Spielberg’s film of ‘War Horse’ will open in the UK on 13 January 2012. The National Theatre production is still playing to capacity in the West End. Daniel Buckroyd’s production of ‘Farm Boy’, the sequel to ‘War Horse’, played to capacity audiences at Edinburgh Festival 2010 and will be seen at E59E Theaters’ Brits Off Broadway in New York from Dec 6 to 1 Jan 2012. Daniel Buckroyd is the Artistic Director of New Perspectives Theatre Company.

Fri 30th Sept 10.30am/ 1.30pm – Sat 1st Oct, 1.30 & 4.30 pm
and UK tour to Sat 26th Nov. Running Time 70 mins

Suitable for ages 8+

13 September 2011