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Children's Performance, Wed 31 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017


Photo of 2016 cast by Johan Persson

Photo of 2016 cast by Johan Persson


The Marlowe Theatre Box Office

01227 787787


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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 May Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Tue 23 - Sat 27 May The Addams Family
Sun 28 May Philharmonia Orchestra
Mon 29 May - Sat 3 Jun Big Blue Safari
Mon 29 May - Sat 3 Jun Craft Corner
Mon 29 May Family Theatre Tours


Children's Touring Partnership presents Running Wild. A spectacular adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel.

For Will, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona.

But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on.

With a large cast and puppetry design and direction by two previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production brings Michael Morpurgo’s story to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity.

By Michael Morpurgo (War Horse).
In an adaptation by Samuel Adamson.
Originally produced by Regent’s Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Recommended 6yrs+

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 31 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017
Evenings: 7pm
Wed, Thu & Sat matinees: 2pm
Running time: one hour and 50 minutes (including an interval)

Location: Main Auditorium.


£24.25 - £17.25

The Marlowe Friends: £2 off
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £10 (Wed & Thu eves, limited availability)
Family Ticket: 15% off when booking four or more tickets
Under 16yrs: £1.50 off

All of our ticket prices include a £1.25 per ticket booking fee.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a booking fee. Join today and save money.

Schools do not pay a booking fee, if booking in person or over the phone.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.


See location of The Marlowe Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28093 Long: 1.07872

Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome