Drama

Photo of 2016 cast by Johan Persson.

Photo of 2016 cast by Johan Persson.

WED 31 MAY - SAT 3 JUN

The Children's Touring Partnership presents

Running Wild

MAIN AUDITORIUM

Animal magic rivals War Horse. THE GUARDIAN

A spectacular adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel.

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 – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on.

With a large cast and puppetry design and direction by two previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production brings Michael Morpurgo’s story to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity.

By Michael Morpurgo (War Horse).
In an adaptation by Samuel Adamson.
Originally produced Chichester Festival Theatre and Regent’s Park Theatre.

Running time: one hour and 50 minutes (including an interval)
Recommended 6yrs+



TIMES
Evenings:
7pm
Wed, Thu & Sat matinees:
2pm

TICKETS
£24.25 - £17.25

DISCOUNTS
The Marlowe Friends: £2 off
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £10 (Wed & Thu eves, limited availability)
Family Ticket: 15% off when booking four or more tickets
Under 16yrs: £1.50 off

All of our ticket prices include a £1.25 per ticket booking fee.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a booking fee. Join today and save money.

Schools do not pay a booking fee, if booking in person or over the phone.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.



"A winner. The puppetry is exquisite, the magic really
hits you."

★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH

"Remarkable by its inventive, evocative staging."
★★★★ THE TIMES

"Audacious and imaginative, stylishly directed and those puppets are things of never-ending beauty."
★★★★ EVENING STANDARD

"A crowdpleaser, mainly thanks to inspiring and energetic staging, namely some amazing puppet animals brought to beautifully articulated life."
★★★★ TIME OUT

"Dazzling: the sung music effects of the sea from the chorus and the patter of rain, the huge blue material that represented the tsunami and enveloped the audience at one point took my breath away. A brilliant, life-affirming show."
RADIO TIMES


To book tickets on-line, click on the Book Now button. 

IN PERSON
The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open from 9am to 6pm Monday - Saturday. 
When there is a show, we remain open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

BY TELEPHONE
Tickets can be booked on 01227 787787 with all major debit and credit cards 
(except American Express).

OPENING HOURS
The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open for personal bookings Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm.
Telephone bookings can be made between Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm.
If paying by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Canterbury City Council.

RESERVATIONS
Tickets can be reserved without payment for up to four days, or until seven days prior to the performance - whichever is the soonest.

BOOKING FEE & DELIVERY CHARGE
All of our ticket prices include a £1.25 per ticket booking fee.

The Marlowe Friends do not pay a booking fee. Join today and save money.

Schools do not pay a booking fee, if booking in person or over the phone.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.


You can download a resource pack for Running Wild here.


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