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Private Peaceful
Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful


Wednesday 17th October, 1.30pm- School Show with some seats available for the public
Thursday 18th October, 7.45pm

 

Tickets: £16, £14 concessions or £11 for school groups
Duration: 75mins, no interval
Suitable for: ages 8+, however, the subject of the show may be upsetting for some children and adults.

by Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse)
Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade

DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END

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

Teachers!
Bring your class along to see this show!
Perfect for KS2-4. Tickets cost £11 each.

Make your booking by emailing rebecca.butcher@hertfordtheatre.com


 

★★★★★ ‘The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in thismagnificent 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
 

 

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All tickets include a £1 booking fee. There is an additional charge of £1 for postage. For groups of 9+, you will need to call 01992 531500 directly.

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