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Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd

Presented by New Perspectives Theatre Company and Scamp Theatre

Theater B, 59e59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street | NY, NY 10022.
(212) 753-5959 www.59e59.org

www.newperspectives.co.uk

'WAR HORSE SEQUEL PLOUGHS A RICH FURROW' **** Daily Mail

Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo’s story Farm Boy is a sequel to his much-loved novel ‘War Horse’, a moving account of the changing face of the English countryside and centres on the bonds linking grandfather to grandson and ultimately both to the land.

'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.'

It sometimes felt as though time had stood still down on the family farm – swallows nesting in the eaves, the old Fordson tractor quietly rusting at the back of the barn, Grandpa still tending his chickens - that is, until the Summer his grandson finished school and came to stay, and the old man started telling stories of what it had been like on the farm when he was a boy.

John Walters plays Grandfather, Richard Pryal is Grandson. The director/adapter is Daniel Buckroyd. Music is composed by Matt Marks and lighting is by Mark Dymock. The classic 1922 Fordson tractor is created by Tim Brierley.

Daniel Buckroyd’s recent directing credits include a 4 month tour of ‘Those Magnificent Men’ the story of Alcock and Brown. He has also directed and adapted Michael Morpurgo’s ‘The Butterfly Lion’.

6 October 2010