Sat, Oct 23|
Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensuke's Kingdom' at The Tower Theatre
“Storms will come and storms will go, but we’ll always still be here, still alive and still afloat.” Based on the novel by former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), Kensuke’s Kingdom is sure to delight the whole family.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – Oct 31, 2021, 8:30 PM
London, 16 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HR, UK
The performance on Sunday 31st October at 11.00 a.m. will be “Relaxed”. (A Relaxed Performance is perfect for anyone who benefits from being able to make a noise, leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance. This would include customers with a dementia, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.)
We want our audiences to feel as safe as possible when visiting the Tower Theatre. We understand that not everyone is ready to return to full capacity in our venue so the performance on Thursday 28th October at 7.30 will be a socially-distanced performance. This means we will operate with reduced capacity, spaced seating and our FoH volunteers will continue to wear face coverings regardless of restrictions being lifted.
“Storms will come and storms will go, but we’ll always still be here, still alive and still afloat.”
Based on the novel by former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), Kensuke’s Kingdom is sure to delight the whole family.
Michael and his parents are sailing on an adventure around the world, when their yacht is caught in a violent storm. Michael and his faithful dog Stella Artois wash up on an Island, and realise they are not alone – Kensuke, a Japanese man who calls the island his ‘kingdom’, has been living there forty years. 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.
Two Special Offers!
Buy a ticket for ANY performance of Kensuke’s Kingdom before 16th October and get automatically entered into a prize draw to receive one of a number of Kensuke inspired gifts, including handmade items from the show and a copy of the novel signed by Michael Morpurgo.
Book a ticket for our performance on Saturday 30th October at 2pm and get a photo opportunity with our cast of actors and puppets. Photos are taken for free by our production photographer Robert Piwko and a digital copy emailed to you.
Cast Production Team
Michael : Muktarr Samura
Mother : Sangita Modgil
Father : Matthew Cranfield
Stella Artois : Paul Graves
Kensuke : Dale Robertson
Ensemble : Joe Lewis, Janet South, Ruth Sullivan, Flavia Corina Di Saverio
Director : Angharad Ormond
Set and Puppet Design : Isaac Insley
Costume Design : Kathleen Morrison
Lighting Design : Samuel Littley
Sound Design : Paul Graves and Laurence Tuerk
Music and composition : Tamara Douglas-Morris
Stage Managers : Jacqui Dickson and Roanne Insley
Assistant Director : Flavia Corina Di Saverio
Photography : Robert Piwko
in rehearsal: KENSUKE’S KINGDOM by Michael Morpurgo @ The Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington Adapted by Stuart Paterson, Directed by Angharad Ormond 23rd – 31st October 2021, info: www.towertheatre.org.ukpicture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk www.facebook.com/RobertPiwkoPhotography www.twitter.com/robertpiwko