Imagine being told to leave your home...Imagine American soldiers occupying your house and land...Imagine being 12 and angry, with only a cat to tell your secrets to...Well it all happened (most of it anyway) in Slapton Sands, Devon, in 1944. Based on Michael Morpurgo's The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, this play explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery, 946 uses music, puppetry and foolishness to tell this tale of war, prejudice and love. Tender, political and surprisingly romantic, this story speaks to us all and will finally reveal the secrets the US and British governments tried to keep quiet.
Michael Morpurgo is one of the UK's most loved and successful authors whose work includes War Horse, Kensuke's Kingdom and Private Peaceful. Emma Rice is the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe theatre, and former Joint Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre.