Worthing Theatre Plays Host to King Arthur


Michael Morpurgo’s stage production of the legendary tale of King Arthur is an epic tale of deep magic, heroism, love and betrayal, adapted from his novel Arthur: High King of Britain. The author of War Horse and Running Wild has collaborated with Story Pocket Theatre to present King Arthur live on stage at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing on Saturday 30th September at 2pm and 7pm.

When a small boy becomes stranded at sea, he is rescued by a mysterious old man who claims to be King Arthur Pendragon. As the old man starts to tell his stories, the boy is transported back to the days of Camelot. Guided by Merlin, the young king pulls the sword from the stone to win the throne, puts the Saxons to the sword and unites the kingdom and gathers his Knights of the Round Table. But even at his happiest with his beautiful Queen Guinevere and best friend Lancelot, Arthur senses the end of Camelot is not far away.

Stories of brave chivalry and battles, the search for the Holy Grail and the great betrayal of Lancelot and Guinevere are all part of this new production from award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur is a fast-moving show of adventure, physical theatre, puppetry and outstanding storytelling for audiences aged 7+.

Story Pocket Theatre is a theatre company devoted to bringing both classic and original children’s stories to the stage in a magical, inventive and exciting way. Their productions are centred around the art of storytelling, creating a journey for their audiences. The company was created in 2013 by experienced theatre professionals Alison Beattie, Julia Black and Adam Fletcher-Forde.

Their very first show, Arabian Nights, received 5* reviews and won the Primary Times Children’s Choice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. They have gone on to produce subsequent shows including The Nutcracker, A Pocketful of Grimms and Storyteller Storyteller, which have toured the UK to venues and festivals.

Tickets for Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur are available from the Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206 206 and online at worthingtheatres.co.uk.


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I have lived in Sussex for the past 15 years and have links with many of the arts venues throughout the county. I am passionate about the local arts scene and, as well as providing reviews of local performances, I also preview some of the exciting shows and events taking place around the county. I have devoted all of my working life to the worlds of theatre and travel so, when I am not on holiday somewhere, you can usually find me at one of our superb local theatres, or simply enjoying life with my young son.

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