Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
The National Theatre presents a Scamp Theatre production in association with Poonamallee Productions, by arrangement with the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Playing for a limited 2 week season, 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 the third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award winning author of War Horse. 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.
For more information and to book click here