Private Peaceful is being staged at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds next month.
It is being performed by Scamp Theatre and celebrates the end of the First World War.
back to the stage, with their production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, direct from London’s West End and commemorating the 100thanniversary of the end of World War One (Tue 25 – Sat 29 Sep).
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.
The production is adapted and directed by Simon Reade, performed by Andy Daniel and produced by Scamp Theatre who have previously visited Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with their production of Stick Man.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo (also the author of War Horse andI Believe in Unicorns).
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 is taking place from Tuesday to Saturday, September 25 to 29. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/private-peaceful-2/or visit the theatre in person.