Street play in Bristol

Part of a Bristol street has been transformed into a stage. It's for the Bristol Old Vic's production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Michael Morpurgo, which opens tomorrow and runs till September

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Full report: Bristol street transformed for play

A street in the west has been transformed to make way for a new temporary theatre. The Bristol Old Vic has decided to take its latest production outside.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the stage version of eight moral tales taken from Aesop's classic fables. But they've been given a modern twist - re-written by Warhorse author and Devon resident, Michael Morpurgo.

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PICTURES: Bristol Old Vic puts on play in the street

This hoarding seals off the set for "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" - based on Michael Morpurgo's version of Aesop's Fables Credit: ITV News West Country
King Street has been transformed outside Bristol Old Vic for the theatre company's new play, which opens tomorrow Credit: ITV News West Country
Last minute preparations have been taking place in the outdoor set. Good thing the weather's fine! Credit: ITV News West Country
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" rehearsing for his role Credit: ITV News West Country

INTERVIEW: Warhorse author in Bristol for outdoor play

Devon author Michael Morpurgo - the man behind the best seller Warhorse - has been in Bristol to promote a play with a difference.

Part of a street in the city has been transformed for "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". It's being put on by the Bristol Old Vic who've turned King Street into an outdoor set.

It starts tomorrow and runs until September.

Our reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood caught up with him among the final preparations. They talked about the play, which is based on the stories from Aesop's Fables.

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