Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Private Peaceful

By Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Simon Reade

Saturday 20 March - Saturday 3 April 2021

Theatre - Tickets: £30.50 - £8.50


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The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord. Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes.

We join 18 year old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth.

Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this professional premiere is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect.



Save up to 20% on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more. Call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to make your booking.


Post-show interactive Q&As after Schools Performances (excludes 10.15am and 7pm shows)
Join us straight after the show to hear from members of the cast. Your pupils will have the chance to ask their own questions in this session which will last approximately 30 minutes.

Show tickets for school pupils are £12 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased).
Find out more here.
Book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you. (Postage free to Playhouse Pass members.)

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Dates & Times

Private Peaceful - Sat 20 Mar 7:00pm Sat 20 Mar Theatre 7:00pm Preview £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Mon 22 Mar 1:30pm Mon 22 Mar Theatre 1:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Tue 23 Mar 1:30pm Tue 23 Mar Theatre 1:30pm Press Night £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Wed 24 Mar 2:30pm Wed 24 Mar Theatre 2:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Thu 25 Mar 10:15am Thu 25 Mar Theatre 10:15am £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Thu 25 Mar 1:30pm Thu 25 Mar Theatre 1:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Fri 26 Mar 7:00pm Fri 26 Mar Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Sat 27 Mar 7:00pm Sat 27 Mar Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Tue 30 Mar 1:30pm Tue 30 Mar Theatre 1:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Tue 30 Mar 7:00pm Tue 30 Mar Theatre 7:00pm Sign Interpreted PWYC
Private Peaceful - Wed 31 Mar 1:30pm Wed 31 Mar Theatre 1:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance Relaxed Performance
Private Peaceful - Wed 31 Mar 7:00pm Wed 31 Mar Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Thu 1 Apr 7:00pm Thu 1 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Sign Interpreted £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Sat 3 Apr 2:30pm Sat 3 Apr Theatre 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £25.50 - £12.50
Private Peaceful - Sat 3 Apr 7:00pm Sat 3 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £25.50 - £12.50

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Daniel Boyd Charlie Peaceful
Matthew Flynn Father/Colonel/Sgt Hanley
Vincent Lai Big Joe/Pilot/Lt Buckland
Emma Manton Mother/Grandma Wolf
Daniel Rainford Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful
Liyah Summers Molly/Anna
Michael Morpurgo Author
Simon Reade Writer
Elle While Director
Lucy Sierra Designer
Matt Haskins Lighting Designer
Anthony Arblaster Associate Lighting Designer
Dan Balfour Sound Designer
Neil Bettles Movement Director
Jonathan Holby Fight Director
Frank Moon Composer
Marianne Samuels Voice and Dialect Coach
Ginny Schiller CDG Casting Director

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