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Stunning First World War tale comes to the Theatre Royal...

Michael Morpurgo’s, award-winning novel Private Peaceful comes to the Theatre Royal stage in a special tour to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War from 6th - 11th October.


In this centenary year, Scamp Theatre present Simon Reade’s beautifully crafted one-man stage adaptation of Morpurgo’s moving novel. Creating a poignant and timely reminder of the sacrifices made by all those who endured the conflict.


The author of over one hundred books and the third Children’s Laureate (2003-05), Morpurgo is perhaps best known as the author of War Horse.


But it is his novel Private Peaceful that received both the Blue Peter Book of the Year and Children’s Book Award.


Private Peaceful tells the tragic, though all too common, tale of a young soldier awaiting the firing squad to descend at dawn due to an act of ‘cowardice’.


During the night, Private ‘Tommo’ Peaceful considers his happy childhood in rural Devon: his first days at school; the death of his father; early romance with his friend Molly; in fact, the entire timeline of events that led him to volunteer on the frontline, despite the fact, as we soon discover, that he is just fifteen years old.


Private Peaceful enjoyed a hugely successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, described as 'charming, witty, emotional and heart-rending' (★★★★★) by British Theatre Guide. The Scotsman also awarded the show 5 stars, praising the way in which ‘the horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.’


The perfect production to commemorate the centenary year of the First World War and celebrate Morpurgo’s exquisite talent for storytelling.


Suitable for ages 8+


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