Stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur to perform at Broadway Theatre

A theatre performance of King Arthur, based on the book Arthur: High King of Britain written by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, is coming to Broadway Theatre on 26 October. The show comes to Letchworth after a hugely successful premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Performed by Story Pocket Theatre, the story follows a boy who becomes stranded at sea, only to be recused by a mysterious old man claiming to be the great King Arthur Pendragon. Through the king’s storytelling, the audience is taken back in time to the days of Camelot, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin and the Sword in the Stone.

“The show features an excellent mix of storytelling, puppetry and music to tell one of the world’s most famous tales” said Sue Scott Davison, Creative Programmer for the Broadway Theatre.

Legendary adventures 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 family theatre production. 

King Arthur is the second production at the Broadway to be based on a Michael Morpurgo story, following the visit of the author to Letchworth earlier this year to narrate his story, The Mozart Question.

This performance is suitable for children aged 7+, with tickets for the show priced at £14 each or £48 for a family ticket (up to four people, max 2 adults). For more information and to book tickets, visit

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