Overview

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

We join 18 year old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth.

Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War HorseThe Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this professional premiere is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect.

Cast

Charlie Peaceful Daniel Boyd
Father/Colonel/Sgt Hanley Matthew Flynn
Big Joe/Pilot/Lt Buckland Vincent Lai
Mother/Grandma Wolf Emma Manton
Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful Daniel Rainford
Molly/Anna Liyah Summers

Creatives

Author Michael Morpurgo
Writer Simon Reade
Director Elle While
Designer Lucy Sierra
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Associate Lighting Designer Anthony Arblaster
Sound Designer Dan Balfour
Movement Director Neil Bettles
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Composer Frank Moon
Voice and Dialect Coach Marianne Samuels
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG

Tickets

Groups

Save up to 20% on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more. Find out more about Group Visits here and call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to make your booking.

Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Schools

Show tickets for school pupils are £12 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Post-show interactive Q&As after Schools Performances (excludes 10.15am and 7pm shows)
Join us straight after the show to hear from members of the cast. Your pupils will have the chance to ask their own questions in this session which will last approximately 30 minutes.

Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Postage

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you. (Postage free to Playhouse Pass members.)

Access

We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.

Sponsored by

Hollygirt School