A Cat’s Tale

“946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,” a poignant and uproarious British import set during World War II, comes to Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Photo by Steve Tanner

Love history, puppetry, and live music? Head to St. Ann’s Warehouse, where Emma Rice’s 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips—brought to you by Cornish theater company Kneehigh—has all three and everything in between.

Based on the children’s novel of the same name, by British children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo, the family-friendly musical follows Lily, a zippy schoolgirl (played by grown-up Katy Owen), on her quest to reunite with her beloved ginger feline, Adolphus Tips, who gets lost after a dry run for the D-day landings in her English hometown of Slapton goes terribly wrong.

The riotous production—deemed “a profoundly moving celebration of love and hope” by The Stage following its debut at Shakespeare’s Globe—promises to make you laugh, then cry…then laugh some more. (It’ll let you in on one of the best-kept U.S. government secrets of all time, to boot.) Moving, tragic, and profound, this must-see show about WWII will touch the hearts of both adults and tweens (for “brave” children ages 10 and up).

Why You Should Go: 946 is only in town for a few more weeks and tickets are selling like hotcakes, so call What Should We Do to book them while you can!

Photo by Steve Tanner
Photo by Steve Tanner

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water Street (between New Dock and Old Dock Streets), Brooklyn
Through April 9, Tuesday–Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $35

If the search for Adolphus Tips leads you to Dumbo, our planners have a great itinerary planned for after you find him: