War Horse sequel Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy comes to Royal & Derngate

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A new production of Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy comes to the Royal & Derngate for two performances.

New Perspectives, the East Midland’s leading touring theatre company, is visiting with the production for two performances on Saturday.

It tells of life on a farm where its seems time has stood still, with swallows nesting in the eaves, an old Fordson Tractor quietly rusting in the back of the barn, Grandpa still tending his chickens... that is, until the summer his grandson finishes school and comes to stay, and the old man starts telling stories of what it had been like on the farm when he was a boy.

Michael Morpurgo’s compelling sequel to the award-winning 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.

John Walters plays the grandfather, with Gareth Bennett-Ryan as his grandson, in this tale which has been adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd.

This magical tale has once more been brought to life in a show combining drama, storytelling and original music.

Farm Boy takes to the Royal stage at 2.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are £12 each, with a family ticket available at £40, and can be booked by calling Royal & Derngate box office on 01604 624811 or by visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk