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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
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.
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London WC2H 7BX
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 6‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 6‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 6‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 6‑30pm
Friday ‑ 6‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 6‑30pm
Thursday - 3-00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
£60 Family (4 tickets, with maximum of 2 adults)
Author: Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse), adapted by Simon Reade
Director: Simon Reade
Production: Scamp Theatre