Sir Michael Morpurgo, OBE is a book author, poet, playwright, and librettist. The former Children’s Laureate has written more than one hundred books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal four times. His books include War Horse, Private Peaceful and Why The Whales Came.
Stuart Paterson is a Scottish writer and poet. His many stage plays include King of the Fields, and Moon Street. His children’s titles include The Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Merlin the Magnificent. His adaptations of Hansel & Gretel and Kensuke’s Kingdom were both nominated for the TMA Best Children's Production of the Year Award.
Set and Lighting Designer
Clancy Flynn is a theatre designer and technician based in London. A New York native, they studied theatre at Trinity College Dublin before coming to the UK. Previous lighting credits include: Piece of Silk and Victorian and Gay (Hope Theatre), Portia (Theatre 503), Fire Burn (international tour), Trainspotting Live, Dorian Gray (King’s Head Theatre) and Little Red Riding Hood (Gaiety Theatre).
Jake Dorfman is a postgraduate composer-conductor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won a scholarship and later the Mary Ryan Award for Composition. Past credits include The Crucible, The Time Machine (YMTUK) and the UK premiere of Arthur Miller and Stanley Silverman’s Up From Paradise. He is a professional writer associate of Mercury Musical Developments, and a featured artist of Talent Unlimited.
Puppet Construction Assistant
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Maggie Ann Bain
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* A huge thank you to Little Angel Theatre for their beautiful puppets who modelled for our Graphic Design.
Adam Small acknowledges the influence and inspiration of Gyre & Gimble’s orangutan puppets (as seen in the production of Michael Morpurgo’s “Running Wild” at Chichester Festival Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on tour) during the design and creation of his orangutan puppets for this production of Kensuke’s Kingdom!