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Private Peaceful West End tickets and cast as production moves to Garrick Theatre

Private Peaceful is to run in London’s West End this November – here’s all you need to know.


The production will transfer from The Barn Theatre in Cirencester to run in the West End at the Garrick Theatre from 7 to 22 November with tickets on sale now here.

Based on Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion)’s book of the same name, Private Peaceful tells the story of Tommo Peaceful as he reflects upon the events that made him the person he is now, from first love to fighting on the battlefield alongside his brother.

The intimate production, which is set against the backdrop of the First World War, has been adapted for the stage by Simon Reade and stars Emily Costello and James Demaine.

The production is directed by Alexander Knott with Zöe Grain as associate director and movement director, sound design by Harry Smith (Henry V, Daddy Long Legs) and lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner (Henry V, Just So).

Michael Morpurgo said: “Private Peaceful, the play adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, has had a long and remarkable journey. From book to play to film, the story has grown in stature with each transformation. But perhaps now has been the most remarkable moment.

“With theatres shut down all over the country, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester decided to put on its first indoor show, one of the first in the country, a new co-production by BoxLess Theatre and Take Two Theatrical of Private Peaceful, taking all necessary precautions, a production that has garnered glowing reviews, and is shortly on its way to the Garrick Theatre in London. This is our theatre at its courageous best: powerful, innovative, unforgettable. Theatre is on its way back, coming home!”

Additionally, the show will head to the Bristol Old Vic for four shows between 21 October and 24. For tickets and more information for the Bristol run click here!

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