Magical Children’s Theatre From Award-winning Children’s Laureate at Corn Exchange, Newbury
14th October 2010
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Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo’s compelling sequel to his much-loved novel War Horse, is coming to Corn Exchange, Newbury on Saturday 6 November.  Farm Boy is a moving account of the changing face of the English countryside and a beautifully-crafted reminder that stories really can reach out across the generations.


The magical tale of the bonds linking grandfather to grandson and ultimately both to the land has been brought to life by critically-acclaimed New Perspectives Theatre Company and Scamp Theatre in a delightful new show combining drama, storytelling and original music.


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.


New Perspectives, based in Nottingham, is the regional rural touring company for the East Midlands. For over 30 years, they have commissioned and produced new work that tours to rural communities in local venues and more recently, to theatres and art centres nationally.  Follows Those Magnificent Men This is the second time they have adapted one of Michael Morpurgo’s books for the stage, and follows on from The Butterfly Lion (2004). For more information on New Perspectives visit


Scamp Theatre are award-winning international producers bringing a range of theatrical live performance to audiences for all ages. Founded in 2003, Scamp have a superb track record of theatre production in London, on tour and at the world's leading festivals including Edinburgh, Wellington, New York and Melbourne. They have previously toured Michael Morpurgo’s The Mozart’s Question (2009) and Private Peaceful (2005 – 2009), which came to the Corn Exchange in March 2009. For more information on Scamp Theatre go to

Farm Boy is at Corn Exchange, Newbury on Saturday 6 November at 1pm and 4pm.  Tickets cost £10 with £8 concessions and Family tickets are £30 and are available from the Box Office on 01635 522733 or online at


The age guide is 7+.

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