Adapted and Directed by Daniel Buckroyd
With Richard Pryal and John Walters
Award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo's compelling sequel to his acclaimed novel War Horse 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.
This magical tale of the bonds between grandfather and grandson is brought to life in this delightful show combining drama, storytelling and original music.
New Perspectives exists to create an inspiring, popular and critically-acclaimed programme of touring theatre that touches the lives of individuals and communities in the rural East Midlands and reaches out to new audiences through regular national and occasional international touring. This performance follows in the footsteps of over 110 New Perspectives productions created over the past 39 years. 2012 marks our 40th Anniversary and we continue to tour our work to villages, towns and cities across the UK. Farm Boy began its life touring schools in the East Midlands before becoming an Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out in 2010, and then undertaking a hugely successful UK tour in a co-production with Scamp Theatre. Other recent successes include The Hired Man (2007/08 UK tour, followed by Brits off Broadway 2008); Lark Rise to Candleford (2011 UK tour), and Those Magnificent Men (UK tour in 2010 and again in 2011 and a run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011). In April 2012 we are delighted to be presenting a new production of The Butterfly Lion, another Michael Morpurgo story, in a co-production with Curve Theatre, Leicester and Derby Theatre.
Read more at: http://www.newperspectives.co.uk
"A gorgeously acted, heart-warming two-hander - enough to move an audience to tears!" - Variety
"A delectable dramatization - compelling, absorbing and tender, farm boy revels in the power of a tale well told!" - Time Out New York
"Imaginative, charming and touching - superb!" - Backstage
"Gripping - you could do worse than bringing your city kids, raised with technology, to Farm Boy" - New York Post
"Farm Boy is worth your theatre-going time, especially if you are a War Horse fan!" - BroadwayWorld
"If you like Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, then this is a must-see sequel!" - Daily Mail