Commemorating the centenary of the First World War Armistice, this beautiful and tragic story is based on the award-winning children's novel Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Author of Warhorse).
At the bleak frontline, Private Tommo Peaceful reflects on his life: growing up in rural Devon, his first days at school, the accident that killed his father, and his adventures with Molly, the love of his life. He awaits the dawn, and the firing squad.
Inspired by the true stories of the young soldiers who were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during WW1, this moving play captures the turbulence and heartbreak of the trenches.
DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END
by Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse)
Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade
‘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
"The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman
"An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day." ★★★★★ Sunday Express