Trailer released for Private Peaceful


London theatre news: Monday 26 October 2020


Drama - London West End - Shows

Reliving the life of a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad, Private Peaceful is heading to the Garrick Theatre from 7 November.
Image for Private Peaceful at the Garrick Theatre

Image courtesy Garrick Theatre


Due at the Garrick Theatre in Charing Cross Road from 7 to 22 November, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.


Adapted by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo's classic, the show stars Emily Costello and James Demaine and is directed by Alexander Knott.


Listing information is given below and here's the newly-released trailer ...



Show listing information


Synopsis


"I've had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!"


Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.


During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in the countryside: 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.


Based on the modern classic by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion), Private Peaceful tells the story of Tommo Peaceful as he reflects upon the events that made him the person he is now, from first love to fighting on the battlefield alongside his brother.


Cast


Emily Costello

James Demaine


Creatives


Author: Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade
Director: Alexander Knott
Lighting: Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner
Sound: Harry Smith
Movement: Zoe Grain

Venue


Garrick Theatre
2 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0HH


Dates


From: Saturday 7 November 2020

Closed: Sunday 22 November 2020

Tickets


Standard: From £15


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Private Peaceful

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