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Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy

17 Jun - 18 Jun
  • Approx 1 hr
  • £16 / £12 child

A Made in Colchester production

Farm Boy is Michael Morpurgo’s touching sequel to War Horse.

An old green tractor rests in the corner of a Devon farmyard. But beneath the rust and dust lies a story which brings together two generations, reaching back to The Great War and marking the change from the old world to the new.

Each summer, a young boy comes down from the city to live and play alongside his Grandpa, tending to the animals and dreaming of driving the tractor. Grandpa tells him stories of the country, and of the past – stories of the boy’s great-grandfather Albert and his love for his horse, Joey; a love that was tested in the battlefields of France.

When a deep secret is shared, it’s time for Grandpa and Grandson to make a new story – together. Love, patience and determination will win the day to reveal how the old tractor found its way onto the farm and changed all their lives forever.

This beautifully moving story looks at how things change, how we grow up and grow closer, and how our dreams may be nearer than we think.

Farm Boy is directed by C P Hallam, and follows the Mercury’s hugely successful 2015 tour of Not Now, Bernard and Other Monster Stories.

Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd

Directed by C P Hallam

Illustration by Michael Foreman

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Past Performances

Date
Time
187
Sat, 17 Jun 17
2:30 pm
108
Sat, 17 Jun 17
5:30 pm
177
Sun, 18 Jun 17
2:30 pm
212
Sun, 18 Jun 17
5:30 pm

LUNCH AT FOOD @ THE MERCURY

Food

Why not treat yourself to some lunch at Food @ the Mercury before your matinee performance?

Our lunch menu is available from 90 minutes before the performance start time and includes cooked dishes and sandwiches. We also offer a children’s menu and snacks menu. So that you can keep your options open, we won’t take your menu choice in advance, but we do recommend you book a table.

Click here to see our daytime dining options.

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Ru Hamilton
Ru Hamilton
Actor/Musician
Gary Mackay
Gary Mackay
Grandpa
Danny Childs
Danny Childs
Grandson
Creatives
C P Hallam
C P Hallam
Director
Ru Hamilton
Ru Hamilton
Composer
Daniel Buckroyd
Daniel Buckroyd
Adaptor
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