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Scamp Theatre & Poonamallee presents

Saturday 21 May SOLD OUT SOLD OUT EXTRA DATE ADDED due to popular demand: Sunday 22 May 3pm. BY MICHAEL MORPURGO ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY SIMON READE SUITABLE FOR AGES 8+ RUNNING TIME: 75 MINS 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. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were courtmartialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. “An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day.” ***** Sunday Express “...this is one hour of your own life you will never forget.” Daily Mail

Trailer: Private Peaceful (Scamp Theatre) from Simon Eves on Vimeo.