By Michael Morpurgo
Adapted & directed by Simon Reade
Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.
During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
“Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit” – Michael Morpurgo (Private Peaceful, War Horse).
|Age:||Suitable for ages 8+|
|Duration:||75 minutes including an interval|
★★★★★ "THE HORRORS OF WAR AND THE JOYFULNESS OF LIFE ARE BOUND UP TOGETHER IN THIS MAGNIFICENT SHOW.”
★★★★★ "AN INFINITELY TOUCHING, INTENSELY ACTED ACCOUNT OF A YOUNG FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIER’S FINAL DAY."
★★★★★ "AS MOVING AS THE POETRY OF WILFRED OWEN AND AS PAINFULLY MEMORABLE AS WHITE-HOT SHRAPNEL…"
THE SUNDAY HERALD