Billy the Kid by Michael Morpurgo

Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo
Unicorn Theatre
Directed by Tony Graham

"As long as you’ve a breath in your body, you’re somehow going to breathe.”

Michael Morpurgo’s Billy the Kid is told through the eyes of an 80-year-old man, recounting his life as a star footballer and how the outbreak of the Second World War impacted his life forever. 

First performed in 2007, this revival was captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Unicorn Theatre. It was adapted for the stage and directed by Tony Graham and starred Dudley Sutton as Billy and Sam Donovan as Sam.

Production duration: 57 min 45 sec

Cast & creative team


  • Billy
    Dudley Sutton
  • Sam
    Sam Donovan


  • Michael Morpurgo
  • Tony Graham
    Director and Adaptor
  • Adam Wiltshire
  • John Avery
    Music and Sound Composer
  • Phil Clarke
    Production Manager and Lighting Designer
  • Mia Theil Have
    Movement Director
  • Mark Jones
    Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Keith Edgehill and Jeffrey Mitchell
    Senior Technicians
  • Shane Burke
  • Richard Pattison
    Company Stage Manager
  • Marie Maton
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Peter Barnett
    Assistant Stage Manager