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Scamp Theatre & Fiery Angel present

Private Peaceful

5 March - 21 June 2014

Private Peaceful

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 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.

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.

Most suitable for ages 8+

WRITTEN BY
Michael Morpurgo

ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY
Simon Reade


Tour Dates

  • 5 - 8 March 2014
  • LIVERPOOL, Playhouse Theatre
  • 0151 709 4776 More Info
  • 19 - 22 March 2014
  • NEWCASTLE, Theatre Royal
  • 08448 11 21 21 More Info
  • 26 - 29 March 2014
  • BROMLEY, Churchill Theatre
  • 08448 717 620 More Info
  • 3 - 5 April 2014
  • RICHMOND, Richmond Theatre
  • 0844 871 7651 More Info
  • 9 - 12 April 2014
  • AYLESBURY, Waterside Theatre
  • 0844 871 7607 More Info
  • 17 - 19 April 2014
  • MALVERN, Festival Theatre
  • 01684 892 277 More Info
  • 1 - 3 May 2014
  • NORWICH, Theatre Royal
  • 01603 63 00 00 More Info
  • 7 - 10 May 2014
  • MANCHESTER, Opera House
  • 0844 871 3018 More Info
  • 14 - 17 May 2014
  • BIRMINGHAM, Repetory Theatre
  • 0121 236 4455 More Info
  • 22 - 24 May 2014
  • GUILDFORD, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
  • 01483 44 00 00 More Info
  • 28 - 31 May 2014
  • ABERDEEN, His Majesty's Theatre
  • 01224 641 122 More Info
  • 11 - 14 June 2014
  • TRURO, Hall for Cornwall
  • 01872 262466 More Info
  • 18 - 21 June 2014
  • CAMBRIDGE, Arts Theatre
  • 01223 503 333 More Info

Reviews

★★★★★
'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
★★★★★
'As moving as the poetry of Wilfred Owen and as painfully memorable as white-hot shrapnel...'The Sunday Herald
'Morpurgo's magic, a masterly adaptation by Simon Reade .... This is one hour of your own life you will never forget.'The Daily Mail
★★★★★
'Charming, witty, emotional and heart-rending.'British Theatre Guide

Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre present

Pirate Gran

On tour from March 2014

Pirate Gran

Meet Gran.

She bakes. She knits. You'd never guess she was a Pirate!

'Pirating isn't the life for everyone, but Gran says if you don't mind sleeping in a hammock and being called Scary Mary, then it's a career more girls should think about.'

With a pet crocodile under her bed, a wicked sense of humour and a whole raft of adventures under her belt - time with Gran is never dull! Gran isn't scared of anything. Not even monsters.

And then there's Grandpa.

A brand new swashbuckling show, from the team that bring books to life. Previous productions include Stick Man - Live on Stage, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Private Peaceful.

An absolute treat for seafaring children aged 3+ and their shipmates of all ages.

BASED ON THE BOOKS BY
Geraldine Durrant and Rose Forshall


DIRECTED BY
Pieter Lawman
ADAPTED BY
the Company


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Tour Dates

  • 28 - 30 March 2014
  • WATFORD, Palace Theatre
  • 01923 225671 More Info
  • 3 April 2014
  • SWINDON, Arts Centre
  • 01793 614837 More Info
  • 5 April 2014
  • BIRMINGHAM, Repertory Theatre
  • 0121 236 4455 More Info
  • 6 - 7 April 2014
  • WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal
  • 01962 840 440 More Info
  • 9 April 2014
  • SPALDING, South Holland Centre
  • 01775 764777 More Info
  • 10 April 2014
  • HAVERHILL, Arts Centre
  • 01440 714140 More Info
  • 11 - 12 April 2014
  • COLCHESTER, Mercury Theatre
  • 01206 573948 More Info
  • 13 April 2014
  • LONDON, Greenwich Theatre
  • 020 8858 7755 More Info
  • 15 April 2014
  • GRAYS, Thameside Theatre
  • 0845 300 5264 More Info
  • 16 April 2014
  • MILTON KEYNES, Stantonbury Theatre
  • 01908 324466 More Info
  • 17 April 2014
  • NEWPORT, The Riverfront
  • 01633 656 757 More Info
  • 18 April 2014
  • DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange
  • 01305 266926 More Info
  • 19 April 2014
  • BRIDPORT, Arts Centre
  • 01308 424 204 More Info
  • 22 April 2014
  • PORTHCAWL, The Grand Pavilion
  • 01656 815995 More Info
  • 23 April 2014
  • NEATH, Gwyn Hall
  • 0300 365 6677 More Info
  • 24 April 2014
  • CARDIGAN, Theatr Mwldan
  • 01239 621200 More Info
  • 25 April 2014
  • ABERGAVENNY, Borough Theatre
  • 01873 850805 More Info
  • 26 April 2014
  • LLANELLI, The Ffwrnes
  • 0845 226 3510 More Info
  • 27 April 2014
  • YSTRADGYNLAIS, The Welfare
  • 01639 843163 More Info
  • 29 - 30 April 2014
  • GUILDFORD, Yvonne Arnaud
  • 01483 44 00 00 More Info
  • 1 May 2014
  • BURNLEY, Mechanics
  • 01282 664400 More Info
  • 3 May 2014
  • CONSETT, The Empire Theatre
  • 01207 218171 More Info
  • 4 May 2014
  • SOUTHPORT, The Atkinson
  • 01704 533333 More Info
  • 6 May 2014
  • UPPINGHAM, Theatre
  • 01572 820820 More Info
  • 7 May 2014
  • MARGATE, Theatre Royal
  • 01843 292795 More Info
  • 10 May 2014
  • BURY, The Met
  • 0161 761 2216 More Info
  • 11 May 2014
  • HALIFAX, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts
  • 01422 349422 More Info
  • 13 May 2014
  • CHESTERFIELD, Pomegranate Theatre
  • 01246 345 222 More Info
  • 15 May 2014
  • FELSTED, School
  • 01371 822619 More Info
  • 16 - 17 May 2014
  • EASTBOURNE, Devonshire Park Theatre
  • 01323 412000 More Info
  • 18 May 2014
  • IPSWICH, The New Wolsey Theatre
  • 01473 295 900 More Info
  • 20 - 21 May 2014
  • BARNSTAPLE, The Queen's Theatre
  • 01271 324242 More Info
  • 23 - 24 May 2014
  • NORTH FINCHLEY, artsdepot
  • 020 8369 5454 More Info
  • 25 May 2014
  • DIDCOT, Cornerstone Arts Centre
  • 01235 515144 More Info
  • 27 - 28 May 2014
  • POOLE, Lighthouse
  • 0844 406 8666 More Info
  • 29 - 31 May 2014
  • SALFORD QUAYS, The Lowry
  • 0843 208 6000 More Info
  • 30 Jun - 5 Jul 2014
  • LONDON Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre
  • 00844 545 8282 More Info
  • 31 Jul - 25 Aug 2014
  • EDINBURGH Underbelly Bristo Square
  • 0844 545 8282 More Info

Reviews

'I think the quality of what Scamp do is amazing'Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse
'What is so refreshing about Scamp Theatre's innovative approach to adapting children's books for the stage is way the company compels little ones to use their imaginations.'The Stage
'Scamp Theatre presents a feast of storytelling that thrills children and parents alike.'Broadway Baby