Private Peaceful (One actor version)

by  Simon Reade, Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo's moving story of a young soldier, killed by firing squad in the First World War.

This adaptation is for one actor - a version for ensemble casts is also available.


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Private Peaceful (One actor version)

by  Simon Reade Michael Morpurgo

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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!”

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War 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.

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