See much-loved story Private Peaceful when it hits Nottingham Playhouse stage next year

Private Peaceful

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:00 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 8:25 am
Private Peaceful is to be staged next year at Nottingham Playhouse
Private Peaceful is to be staged next year at Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse, February 12 to 26, 2022.

Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award.Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this professional stage premiere is being presented in a new ensemble version by Simon Reade.It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect.The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death 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.We join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth.

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