About the show
Please note that this is a socially distanced, COVID-19 secure production. Important information about your booking and visit can be found below.
Adapted by Simon Reade from War Horse author Morpurgo’s book, Private Peaceful follows young Private Tommo Peaceful as he reflects on his life. From his first school days to his first love, Tommo’s story moves across the countryside of his youth to the razed landscape of World War One battlefields.
Private Peaceful was first performed as part of the Barn Theatre’s outdoor season in August 2020. In September it transferred into the Barn Theatre, becoming one of the first professional indoor productions since the national lockdown in March.
Casting features two actors covering many roles. Emily Costello is the first female performer to play Private Tommo in a professional production, and James Demaine joins her as Charlie and others. Innovative staging will mean the two never touch during the show.
Alexander Knott directs with associate direction by Zöe Grain, movement direction and composition by James Demaine, sound design by Harry Smith, and lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner.
From brotherly bonds to the horrors of war, Private Peaceful at the Garrick Theatre brings the intimate truths of a soldier into focus. The show’s West End season begins performances on 7 November 2020.
Recommended forIf you found yourself moved by the incredible stage adaptation of Morpurgo’s War Horse, Private Peaceful in the West End will offer the same epic but intimate storytelling. Morpurgo’s story is also appropriate for older children who might want to learn more about the First World War.
Important information about your Private Peaceful bookingIf you have booked for Private Peaceful at the Garrick Theatre, please note that 48 hours before the performance you will receive a pre-visit email from the venue including a link to check-in. You will be required to confirm that no members or your party have COVID-19 symptoms. After check-in your eticket will be sent to you by the venue within 24 hours.
Once in the venue you will be required to wear a face covering. Hand sanitation, temperature testing and track and trace will be in place and staff will be conducting regular deep-cleans of the theatre.
Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate you being contacted in order to amend your seat details in line with social distancing requirements.
Tier 2 Restrictions: London is currently under Tier 2 - High Level COVID restrictions. By continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+