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Scamp Theatre & Fiery Angel present

Private Peaceful

5 March - 25 August 2014

Private Peaceful

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young 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.

'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
Most suitable for ages 8+

Michael Morpurgo
(Author of War Horse)

Simon Reade

Tour Dates

  • 30 July - 25 August 2014
  • EDINBURGH, McEwan Hall, Bristo Square
  • 0844 545 8252 More Info


'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
'Andy Daniel's portrayal is unfaltering and utterly compelling'The Stage
'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.

Geraldine Durrant and Rose Forshall

Pieter Lawman
the Company

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Tour Dates

  • 31 Jul - 25 Aug 2014
  • EDINBURGH Underbelly Bristo Square
  • 0844 545 8252 More Info


'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

From the book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Stick Man

On tour from September 2014

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, this delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hugely popular children's book STICK MAN features a trio of top actors and is packed fullof puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

'Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...'

But the world outside the family tree isa dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire!

How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

Guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at!

Suitable for children 3+ years

Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler

Sally Cookson
Benji Bower
Katie Sykes
Mark Kane
Elanor Higgins.
Richard Kiess, Alex Tosh & Cassie Vallance

Tour Dates

  • 30 Sep 2014
  • HASTINGS, White Rock Theatre
  • 01424 462288 More Info
  • 2 Oct 2014
  • SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre
  • 01702 351135 More Info
  • 3 Oct 2014
  • LONDON, Arts Depot
  • 020 8369 5454 More Info


'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish'Time Out - Critics' Choice
★★★★★Sunday Express
★★★★Daily Mail
'Scamp Theatre send shivers down my spine. I love their production of Stick Man and so do the audiences'Julia Donaldson, author and former Children's Laureate
'Scamp's joyous adaptation is literally a show for all seasons and all children.'Michael Coveney
'Zesty and delightful... a clever, compelling treat.'The Independent
'Julia Donaldson’s miniature epic. Sally Cookson and her team recreate the book with vigour and imagination'The Tiimes