“The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.” THE SCOTSMAN *****

Private Peaceful

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 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.

Most suitable for ages 8+

By Michael Morpurgo

Adapted and Directed by Simon Reade

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See what the critics think

"Daniel’s portrayal is unfaltering and utterly compelling." THE STAGE

"Simon Reade’s gripping production proves that there is real magic and power in the art of storytelling." PUBLIC REVIEWS

"Sharp and tastefully acted, a true piece of theatre brilliance" LIVERPOOL SOUND AND VISION

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Eagle Radio chat to Paul Chequer - http://www.964eagle.co.uk/podcastdirectory/curtaincall.php

Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros
Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros
Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros
Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros
Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros
Paul Chequer - photo by Pau Ros

Main Auditorium

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:00 to Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:00

Thur 22 at 11:00am

Fri 23 at 11:00am & 2:00pm

Sat 24 at 11:00am

Running times: Act 1 45 mins, Interval 20mins, Act 2 40mins


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