Private Peaceful at Nottingham Playhouse

The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord. Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes.

We join 18 year old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth.

Acknowledged by Michael Morpugo as his favourite work, this professional premiere is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect.

Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award.

Buy tickets and find out more here.

Other Articles

The Boy Giant Sand Sculpture

On Friday 4th October, we unveiled this AMAZING sand sculpture in celebration of Michael Morpurgo’s new novel, Boy Giant. Read More

Michael Morpurgo reflects on his recent 76th birthday

Michael Morpurgo reflects on his recent 76th birthday in this heart warming piece for the BBC. Read the article here. Read More

How Army Life Shaped My Writing

ar Horse author, Sir Michael Morpurgo, talks about his brief time in the Army and how it inspired his writing. Read More