Private
Peaceful

by Michael Morpurgo.
Adapted by Simon Reade

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.

05 Nov

12 Nov

7:45pm


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"I've had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!"

Running Time

Approximate running time 2 hours, including interval.

Content

This production is suitable for ages 11+

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@thegwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Theatre Credit

This amateur production of Private Peaceful (Ensemble Version) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Private Peaceful

05 Nov

12 Nov

7:45pm


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Cast

Sam Jones Tommo Peaceful
Harry Higginson Charlie Peaceful
Charlie Gaskin Joseph "Big Joe" Peaceful
Carol Gray Mother
Lesley Robins Grandma Wolf
Holly India Shaw Molly
Francis Cawley Les/ Lieutenant Buckfield
Finlay Boulton Nipper
Daniel Pratten Pete
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/

Crew

Katie Webster Director
Lynda Newton Stage Manager
TBC Rehearsal Prompt
Dave Elcome Lighting Design
Ben Sayers Lighting Design
TBC Lighting Operation
Phil Reynolds Lighting Shadow
Rachel Goldberg Sound Design and Operation
Liz Naisbitt Wardrobe
TBC Wardrobe
Mike Higginson Wardrobe (Military Uniform Advisor)
Sarah Hills Props
Terry Allen Props Shadow
Andy Briggs Set Design
Brian Hudson Clerk of Works
TBC Set Build Team

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