MAR 16 – APR 9, 2017


“A profoundly moving celebration of love and hope” – The Times

Kneehigh bring their full arsenal of live music, puppetry, dance and visual hi jinx to this brand new adaptation of the original novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). Directed by Emma Rice, (now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe) 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is the true story of British townsfolk and the African American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores. Seen through the eyes of a little girl and her beloved cat, 946 overturns everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings.

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LA Times: “The play that started without a single written word: '946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’”
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American Theatre Magazine: "Emma Rice works both extremes: playful, also truthful - The British director tells us why gender parity shouldn’t be so hard to achieve."
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Evening Standard: “Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo talk ‘946: The Story of Adolphus Tips’”
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Reviews: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

It’s not just Morpurgo who is working a winning formula. Fans of Kneehigh Theatre will also be on familiar territory as the acclaimed Cornish company apply their trademark blend of folk music, puppetry and local sensitivity to illuminate the West Country’s forgotten war history. –THE TIMES Read more

Rice's shows have a free-form vitality yet rigorous physical discipline that make them feel intensely alive. In this delightful family show, she provides a gripping, moving portrait of a community under siege. –THE STAGE Read more

It makes for a winningly rumbustious family show, spilling over with song and dance and inventive cheek, that movingly affirms life in the face of the tragedy at its heart. –THE INDEPENDENT Read more

Word of Mouth

Opening Night | SUN MAR 19

Voices On Talkback | TUE MAR 21
Following the 8PM performance please join us for an artist Talkback.

Inside Circle Night | THU MAR 30
Inside Circle Dinner | THU MAR 23

American Express® Card Member Event | WED APR 5
Following the 7:30pm performance, please join us for an exclusive post-show event.

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946 is produced by Kneehigh in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre