Scamp Theatre present

Private Peaceful

1 Aug 2018 - 26 Nov 2018

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end 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+

WRITTEN BY
Michael Morpurgo
(Author of War Horse)

ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY
Simon Reade

STARRING
Andy Daniel


★★★★★
"The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show "The Scotsman
★★★★★
"Heart-warming, as well as wrenching. A timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in the conflict"Edinburgh Evening News
 

Dates, Venue & Booking details

UK Tour Dates 2018

August 2018

1 - 27 EDINBURGH Underbelly

September 2018

3 - 8 LONDON Leicester Square Theatre
10 - 12 BILLINGHAM Forum Theatre
13 - 15 NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre and Opera House
18 - 21 NORWICH Playhouse
22 - 23 LINCOLN Drill Hall
25 - 30 BURY ST EDMUNDS Theatre Royal

October 2018

2 - 3 BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre
4 - 6 BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
8 - 9 WOKING New Victoria Theatre
10 - 11 CORBY Cube
12 - 13 STOKE Regent Theatre
15 - 16 NEWARK Palace Theatre
17 - 18 HERTFORD Theatre
19 - 20 CHESTERFIELD Pomegranate Theatre
22 - 23 WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal
25 - 26 HATFIELD Weston Auditorium
30 - 31 DARTFORD Orchard Theatre

November 2018

1 - 2 NORTHAMPTON Theatre Royal
5 - 7 AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
9 - 11 READING The Hexagon
13 - 17 WINCHESTER Theatre Royal
20 - 21 LETCHWORTH Broadway
25 - 26 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
 

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
★★★★★
"Heart-warming, as well as wrenching. A timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in the conflict"Edinburgh Evening News
"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
 

People

  • Creatives

    WRITTEN BY
    Michael Morpurgo
    (Author of War Horse)


    ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY
    Simon Reade

  • Cast

    STARRING
    Andy Daniel