We’re very pleased that John Walters and Matt Powell will be joining New Perspectives for our tour of Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy. The tour starts on 25th September at Friesland School Performing Arts Centre in Sandiacre, Derbyshire. The school has a fantastic performing arts/dance studio, and we’re delighted to be opening the show there. Pupils from primary schools in the area will be visiting to see the first performance before it tours to schools in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.
John is a wonderful actor – perhaps you saw him in the BBC’s Doctors yesterday! He has many theatre, TV and film credits to his name, including the West End production of The Woman in Black and Saving Private Ryan, in which he played a Frenchman – speaking fluent french can come in handy!
Matt has various Short film credits to his name as well as stage roles in Nicholas Nickleby and Blood Brothers.
John and Matt will play Grandfather and Grandson in this wonderful story by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Daniel Buckroyd has adapted the story for this tour, following successful adaptations for New Perspectives, including David McKee’s Not Now, Bernard & Other Monster Stories, Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion and Richard Benson’s The Farm.