Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Monday, 22nd December 2014
Children’s author Michael Morpurgo shares the vision behind the animated adaptation of his Christmas story, On Angel Wings on the BBC TV Blog.
The Christmas story is a story one knows so well, almost too well because very often it’s so familiar that we have stopped listening. So I thought, tell it in a different way, bringing new life to the story but keeping to the spirit and above all, the integrity of it.
Traditional stories are the foundation of all storytelling. I love them because they have lasted through the centuries and love the idea that stories listened to 2000 years ago are as compelling now as they were then.
Read the full blog article online
A spectacular family animation based on Michael Morpurgo’s picture book, this half hour special captures the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an adventurous young shepherd boy who is taken on a secret, enchanted night-flight to witness the Christmas miracle.
This major new musical adaptation of the international hit War Horse, created by the National Theatre for the BBC Proms is broadcast on BBC Two on Boxing Day at 17.25.
On Angel Wings is a beautifully poignant and atmospheric retelling of the Christmas story. This unique concert is performed by Michael Morpurgo and actress Juliet Stevenson.