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 0844 545 8252 Book Now

September 2018

3 - 8 LONDON Leicester Square Theatre 020 7734 2222 Book Now
10 - 12 BILLINGHAM Forum Theatre 01642 551 381 Book Now
13 - 15 NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre and Opera House 0844 249 1000 Book Now
18 - 21 NORWICH Playhouse 01603 598598 Book Now
22 - 23 LINCOLN Drill Hall 01522 873894 Book Now
25 - 30 BURY ST EDMUNDS Theatre Royal 01284 769505 Book Now

October 2018

2 - 3 BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000 Book Now
4 - 6 BRIGHTON Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650 Book Now
8 - 9 WOKING New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645 Book Now
10 - 11 CORBY Cube 01536 470470 Book Now
12 - 13 STOKE Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649 Book Now
15 - 16 NEWARK Palace Theatre 01636 655 765 Book Now
17 - 18 HERTFORD Theatre 01992 531500 Book Now
19 - 20 CHESTERFIELD Pomegranate Theatre 01246 345 222 Book Now
22 - 23 WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal 01924 211 311 Book Now
25 - 26 HATFIELD Weston Auditorium 01707 281127 Book Now
30 - 31 DARTFORD Orchard Theatre 01322 220000 Book Now

November 2018

1 - 2 NORTHAMPTON Theatre Royal 01604 624811 Book Now
5 - 7 AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7607 Book Now
9 - 11 READING The Hexagon 0118 960 6060 Book Now
13 - 17 WINCHESTER Theatre Royal 01962 840440 Book Now
20 - 21 LETCHWORTH Broadway 01462 476110 Book Now
25 - 26 MILTON KEYNES The Stables 01908 280800 Book Now
 

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