Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s best selling book, film and stage play, War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful - a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful, a private played by Shane O’Regan who faces the firing squad for cowardice. The play highlights the dreadful horrors of war while celebrating the joyfulness of life, both which are clearly bound together in this not-to-missed, magnificent one-man theatre production.
Critically acclaimed writer Michael Morpurgo's famous novel, War Horse was adapted into an award-winning play in 2007 and a feature film in 2011. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, the film version grossed nearly $180 million at the box office and has become the most successful WWI film of all time. Private Peaceful sees Morpurgo revisiting this time in our recent past bringing it to life in vivid detail.
This stage version from Verdant Productions has been adapted and directed by Simon Reade and stars Irish actor Shane O’Regan, a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting. The production has received consistent five-star reviews from the Telegraph, the Independent, the Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News.
'..conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive” The Sunday Times
“infinitely touching and intensely acted” - The Sunday Express
The production is suitable for ages eight and upwards.
Join us for a chat show in the foyer following Thursday night's performance.