Now touring until 9 July 2022
The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the loss 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.
Set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship.
Award-winning Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this thrilling new ensemble retelling by Simon Reade, directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to, to fight for what is right.
‘Top-notch visceral theatre graced with extraordinarily smart acting’
‘Delivers its emotional impact with full force’
‘A powerful and quality production’
Age guidance: 9+
Running time: approx 2 hours including an interval
Discover more at www.privatepeacefulonstage.com
Supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award.