Private Peaceful


23 March 2022

26 March 2022
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

Private Peaceful

About Private Peaceful

The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the loss 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.

Set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship.

Award-winning Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this thrilling new ensemble retelling by Simon Reade, directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to fight for what is right.

A deeply moving portrayal of camaraderie and courage, innocence and brutality —The Daily Telegraph on the novel

Age guidance: 9+


Dates & times

Wednesday 23 March at 2.00pm & 7.00pm (Captioned)
Thursday 24 March at 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Friday 25 March at 7.00pm
Saturday 26 March at 2.00pm (Audio Described) & 7.00pm

Good to know

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