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Running Wild

Tuesday 25th April - Saturday 29th April 2017


Running Wild

“ANIMAL MAGIC rivals WAR HORSE” The Guardian

Children’s Touring Partnership presents RUNNING WILD By Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson
Originally produced by Regent's Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.

Charging deep into the jungle, Oona escapes the danger of the beach with her young rider desperately clinging on. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orang-utans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must now learn to survive the rainforest. Then come the hunters.

MICHAEL MORPURGO’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike.

Directed by TIMOTHY SHEADER and DALE ROOKS with puppetry design and direction by FINN CALDWELL and TOBY OLIÉ, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment.

"A WINNER. The puppetry is exquisite, with full-sized animals manipulated so they seem to breathe with life. THE MAGIC REALLY HITS YOU."  * * * *  Daily Telegraph

" In the hoof steps of WAR HORSE this is another Michael Morpurgo adaptation using puppetry to conjure up awesome animal beauty  * * * * Sunday Times
Running time: Act 1: 50 mins Interval 20 mins Act 2: 40 mins - Age guidance: 6+

Friends & Corporate Club:
Half price first night. To become a Friend click here.

Over 60s Special Price:
Bands A & B £5 OFF Wed matinee

Under 18s Special Price:
Bands A & B £5 OFF Wed Eve

Bands A - D £8 Off Thurs 11am, C&D £8 Wed eve

Group Rates:
Wed - Thurs

Assisted Performances

Signed: Sat 29th Apr 2.30pm - Donna Ruane from Theatresign

Audio Described: Sat 29th Apr, 2.30pm Caroline Williams

- For Signed and Captioned performances, Band A seats are half price for deaf and hard of hearing people plus one companion.

- Band A seats at all performances are half price for those registered blind or partially sighted plus one companion.

- Wheelchair users plus one companion: Bands A-D half price at all performances – available to book online.

- Do you require an essential carer? If so, your carer’s ticket is half price in Bands A-D.

To buy tickets at these discounted rates you will need to book your tickets by phone (01603 63 00 00), via Minicom
(01603 59 86 30), or in person at the theatre:

For visitors with disabilities

We can provide our best service to you when we understand your individual requirements. For example, we can advise on the best wheelchair position for you or your companion. Or how audio description works. Or how our Hearing Loop works. We want your visit to be as enjoyable and easy as possible.

Please call our Box Office on (01603 63 00 00) or Minicom: 01603 598630 or email access@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Why not complete your visit  and enjoy a pre-show meal in Kemp’s Restaurant which is located on the ground floor of Norwich Theatre Royal? With an extensive menu catering for all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets, the restaurant serves  pre-performance meals on show days from 5pm on Monday to Saturday. Please check with restaurant for availability..

Restaurant Menus:

Click here to download

Book a Table:

Please call 01603 598577 or email restaurant@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Get Together group Wednesday 26th April 2.30pm

There are no Take Part events at present