Production synopsis Private Tommo Peaceful, an ordinary boy from rural Devon, prepares for the Battle of the Somme.
On a night that could be his last, Tommo looks back over his life – almost eighteen years of it. He remembers the adventures with his hero, his big brother Charlie; the accident in the forest that killed their father; the halcyon days spent with the love of his life, Molly; and the injustices of war that have seen his short life torn apart. We see the senselessness of war and the bravery of those “ordinary” boys in the lower ranks, who deserved – and didn’t get – to live long and happy lives.
As Tommo counts the hours down to dawn, he invites us into a story of love, loss and, somehow, hope.
Approximate running time 2 hours, including interval.
This production is suitable for ages 11+
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This amateur production of Private Peaceful (Ensemble Version) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
|Sam Jones||Tommo Peaceful|
|Harry Higginson||Charlie Peaceful|
|Charlie Gaskin||Joseph "Big Joe" Peaceful|
|Lesley Robins||Grandma Wolf|
|Holly India Shaw||Molly|
|Francis Cawley||Les/ Lieutenant Buckfield|
|Blue Rashbrook||Jimmy Parsons|
|Millie Holland||Miss McAllister/ Anna|
|TBC||Mr Munnings/ Sergeant Hanley/ Pilot|
|TBC||James Peaceful/ Captain Wilkes|
|David Webster||Colonel/ Haig/ Brigadier / French Estaminet Owner|
|Ross Holland||Sergeant Major/ Army Chaplain/ Molly's Father/ Doctor/ Vicar/|
|Lynda Newton||Stage Manager|
|Dave Elcome||Lighting Design|
|Ben Sayers||Lighting Design|
|Phil Reynolds||Lighting Shadow|
|Rachel Goldberg||Sound Design and Operation|
|Mike Higginson||Wardrobe (Military Uniform Advisor)|
|Terry Allen||Props Shadow|
|Andy Briggs||Set Design|
|Brian Hudson||Clerk of Works|
|TBC||Set Build Team|