PRIVATE PEACEFUL – WEST END AND BRISTOL OLD VIC

Produced by Take Two Theatricals and The Barn Theatre

present

A BoxLess Theatre Production

www.privatepeacefulplay.com

 

GARRICK THEATRE 

7th November – 22nd November

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Bristol Old Vic

21st October – 7:30pm

22nd October – 7:30pm

24th October – 2:30pm (BSL Signed)

24th October – 7:30pm

 

 

Running time: Approximately  70 minutes

Age guidance: 11+

 

WRITTEN BY: Michael Morpurgo

ADAPTED BY: Simon Reade 

DIRECTED BY: Alexander Knott

ASSOCIATE DIRECTION/MOVEMENT DIRECTION BY: Zöe Grain 

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: James Demaine

SOUND DESIGN BY: Harry Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner

PERFORMED BY: Emily Costello & James Demaine

 

I’ve had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!”Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in the countryside: 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.

Based on the modern classic by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion), Private Peaceful tells the story of Tommo Peaceful as he reflects upon the events that made him the person he is now, from first love to fighting on the battlefield alongside his brother.