Private Peaceful (Ensemble 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 ensemble casts - a version for solo actors is also available.
“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.
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance