From the author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful Adapted by Simon Reade
The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the loss of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord.
Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes.
Set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18 year old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship.
Award-winning Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this thrilling new ensemble retelling by Simon Reade, directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to, to fight for what is right.
Audio Described Performance
Sat 7 May 2pm
Estimated run time: 2 hrs 0 mins
Audio description is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. as well as other visual information such as the style and design, sets, costumes, facial expressions and visual jokes.
18 to 26s
1894 Club | SILVER
1894 Club | GOLD
1894 Club | DIAMOND
Friends of The Grand(Opening Night)
(The Girl on The Train – national tour, Imperium Parts 1 and 2 – RSC) as Father, Colonel and Chaplain
(Of Mice And Men – Mind The Gap, Mothership – Birmingham Rep) as Big Joe
(Home I’m Darling – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Shoe Lady – Royal Court) as Munnings, Doctor and Grandma Wolf
(As You Like It – Watermill Theatre, The Wind In The Willows – New Vic Theatre) as Miss McAllister
(Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia – Almeida Theatre, Horse Shoes for Hand Grenades – East Riding Theatre) as Thomas “Tommo” Peaceful
(Henry VI Part 1 -RSC, Our Lady of Kibeho – Theatre Royal Stratford East) as Molly. Other parts are played by members of the cast
(Beneath The Blue Rinse / The Answer – Park Theatre, Playmaker Oxford Playhouse) is understudy