Knighthood for OKS Sir Michael Morpurgo

War Horse author Sir Michael Morpurgo OKS has received a knighthood. Morpurgo, 74, joked that Joey, the equine hero of his 1982 children’s book, which became a hit international play, should be receiving the honour. “It’s Sir Joey really, not Sir Michael,” said the writer.

Morpurgo, who has previously received an OBE, said the Queen had seen the stage version and “loved it”, adding: “That’s why I’m here and why I’m sitting here today.” Following eight record-breaking years in London’s West End, and having played in eleven countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse is now on a UK tour and will be showing at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre from 27th February 2019 to 16th March 2019.

Sir Michael is also the author of Why the Whales Came, the Wreck of Zanzibar and Private Peaceful.

 

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
27 February 2019 – 16 March 2019

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.