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Children's Performance, Wed 31 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017


Running Wild

Running Wild


The Marlowe Theatre Box Office

01227 787787


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Children's Touring Partnership presents Running Wild. A spectacular adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel.

For Will, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona.

But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on.

With a large cast and puppetry design and direction by two previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production brings Michael Morpurgo’s story to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity.

By Michael Morpurgo (War Horse).
In an adaptation by Samuel Adamson.
Originally produced by Regent’s Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Recommended 6yrs+

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 31 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017
Evenings: 7pm
Wed, Thu & Sat matinees: 2pm
Running time: one hour and 50 minutes (including an interval)

Location: Main Auditorium.


TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
Premier Seats: £23
£19.50, £16

The Marlowe Friends: £2 off
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £10 (Wed & Thu eves, limited availability, price includes bkg fee)
Family Ticket: 15% off when booking four or more tickets
Under 16yrs: £1.50 off

*Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.



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Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28093 Long: 1.07872

Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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