Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom

1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Pleasance Two - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for all ages


Off on the adventure of a lifetime, Michael, his parents and their faithful dog Stella set sail around the world. Then, the night before his 12th birthday, disaster strikes. Washed overboard, Michael finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. But he is not alone...

Stuart Paterson ‘master of children’s theatre’ (Scotsman) brings Morpurgo’s ‘dazzling adventure’ (Times) to life in this captivating adaptation with enchanting storytelling, puppetry, music and a voiceover kindly recorded by Jenny Agutter!

Join Michael, Stella, a buffoonery of orangutans and Japanese war survivor Kensuke in their fight to protect the Kingdom.

**** The List

**** FamiliesEdinburgh


Reviews for Michael Morpurgo's novel

Kensuke's Kingdom:

'A dazzling adventure' (Times)

'A treat for lovers of drama-filled stories' (Guardian)





Recommended 7+


A huge thank you to Little Angel Theatre for their puppets who modeled 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!

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"Deeply Moving" "WildChild Productions treat Morpurgo’s book with the respect it deserves."
4 stars
The List
"An enthralling tale of adventure, loss, family and friendship ....crammed into an action-packed play"
4 stars
Families Edinburgh
"The BEST show we saw at the Fringe"
5 stars

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