Kneehigh in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre present
946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
Adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice
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Imagine being twelve and having soldiers occupying your house and land, with only your cat to tell your secrets.
Kneehigh Theatre, who wowed audiences at The Wallis with Brief Encounter, return with 946, which was originally produced by our new Artistic Director Paul Crewes. Kneehigh’s signature sorcery of music, puppetry and foolishness will transport us to Slapton Sands, England in 1944. Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender tale of love and war.
Read the program notes here.
“What a gorgeous, joyous, meaningful piece of theater Kneehigh has devised. An amazing story gets an amazing telling at The Wallis!” – Daily News
“The magic of what Kneehigh has put onstage is a delightfully sideways view and all sorts of visual delights.” – TheaterMania
"In true Kneehigh fashion, the show aims to delight with frolicsome theatricality. Director Emma Rice works her signature rough magic with the troupe." - LA Times
“Bursting with life and high spirits, mixing reality and fantasy, daring and bold, 946 captivates from start to finish.” – TotalTheater
“WOW! No one else makes theatrical magic quite like Kneehigh – as amazing as live theater gets.” – StageSceneLA
“Full of creative and eccentric humor … 946 thrives by virtue of its direction by Emma Rice.” LAExcites"The British theater company Kneehigh has brewed "946" into a nourishing stew." LA Times" A wonderfully life-affirming piece of theatre... touchingly and gloriously imaginative"
- The Times
“What distinguishes Kneehigh is its lavish, inventive theatricality.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Guaranteed to make you smile, and there’s something quite joyous about that.” – Mercury News
“Theater at its best, terrific family fare and a must-see for every audience!” – Splash Magazine
“Riveting! A story that resonates”– Entertainment Today
“On the face of it 946
is a family show, however there really is something for everyone…There are many important lessons for adults and children alike, wrapped up in instantly hummable tunes and supreme entertainment.” - Broadway World
Please join us for post-show conversations on February 22 & March 1.
Read an interview with Michael Morpurgo here
Learn about 946
and other book recommendations from the Beverly Hills Public Library here
Watch more videos here
Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER
Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.