War Horse author Michael Morpurgo returns to FolkWeek

PUBLISHED: 10:30 06 April 2013

Author Michael Morpurgo at the War Horse event in the marquee on the Ham on the first day of the Sidmouth folk festival. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9314-31-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Author Michael Morpurgo at the War Horse event in the marquee on the Ham on the first day of the Sidmouth folk festival. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9314-31-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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War Horse author Michael Morpurgo will return to Sidmouth FolkWeek for a pre-festival special at The Ham Marquee.

Following on from last year’s rapid sell out, early booking will be required for Private Peaceful – The Concert with the master-storyteller and harmonic tour de force Coope Boyes & Simpson on Friday, August 2, at 3pm.

Based on his award-winning book, Private Peaceful tells the story of Tommo Peaceful. It moves between humour and tragedy – from childhood in a Devon village to the trenches of the Western Front in the First World War One.

This special performance combines Michael Morpurgo’s evocative readings with songs, which match and intensify the narration, written and arranged by the a cappella trio.

An innovative and atmospheric production that offers a unique and timely reminder of the human cost of the war to end all wars.

The event is suitable for children 10-years-of-age and above.

Visit www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk or call 01395 577952.


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