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Private Peaceful

Ticket Prices

£18

Dates

2 – 3 October 2018

Venue

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Presented by Scamp Theatre

by Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse)
Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade

DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.

‘Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit.’ – Michael Morpurgo

Suitable for ages 8+

★★★★★  The Scotsman

‘The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.”

★★★★★  Sunday Express

‘An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day.’

★★★★★ The Sunday Herald

‘As moving as the poetry of Wilfred Owen and as painfully memorable as white-hot shrapnel…’

Suitable for 8+

Age restrictions apply: Suitable for 8+

Parking

To avoid congestion we strongly recommend that you allow up to an hour before the event commencement time to find a parking space. Visit our Parking page for details of our car parks and others within walking distance of the BIC and Bournemouth Pavilion.

Accessibility

Patrons with accessibility or special seating requirements are kindly requested to call BH Live Tickets on 0844 576 3000 who will endeavour to provide the best and most appropriate service.