The Tower Theatre is staging a special family show for October half term: the delightful adaptation of the novel Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse.
“Storms will come and storms will go, but we’ll always still be here, still alive and still afloat.”
It’s 1987. Michael and his parents have escaped industrial England and are sailing on an adventure around the world. One night, Michael and his faithful dog Stella Artois accidentally fall off the yacht. Washed up on an island, they soon realise they are not alone – Kensuke, a Japanese man who calls the island his ‘kingdom’, has been living there since the war, over forty years ago.
Despite initial tensions, Kensuke will teach Michael all there is to know about the island, from its beautiful inhabitants to its unwanted visitors.
This is a story about family and boundless friendship stretching through territory, language and species. A magical show for the whole family brought to life through puppetry, music and movement. Directed by Angharad Ormond