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Michael Morpurgo: War Horse author talks Blackpool, performing, and the magic of seeing his work come to life on stage

Dialling the number for the hotel on the Isles of Scilly, I ask for room 26 and am quickly patched through. After a brief pause, a voice springs to life. Warm and vivacious, Sir Michael Morpurgo thanks me profusely for calling ahead of his visit to the North West as part of his tour with War Horse: The Concert. But first he wants to talk about Blackpool. Wigan Today …