Scamp Theatre & Fiery Angel present

Private Peaceful

30 Jul 2014 - 21 Nov 2014

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+

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

Private Peaceful is on tour

October 2014

6 - 11 BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal
13 CHIPPING NORTON, The Theatre
15 - 16 POOLE, Lighthouse
19 CREWE, Lyceum Theatre
20 - 21 CORBY, The Core at Corby Cube
22 - 23 WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal
26 COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre
27 - 28 LEEDS, West Yorkshire Playhouse
31 - 1 Nov WANTAGE, The Beacon

November 2014

2 READING, The Hexagon
3 SWINDON, Wyvern Theatre
7 - 8 CHELMSFORD, Civic Theatre
10 - 11 BUXTON, Opera House
13 - 15 LONDON, artsdepot
17 - 19 EASTBOURNE, Devonshire Park Theatre
20 LINCOLN, Performing Arts Centre
21 LEICESTER, Curve
 

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