Private Peaceful heads for Buxton Opera House

Private Peaceful at Buxton Opera House on November 10 and 11.
Private Peaceful at Buxton Opera House on November 10 and 11.

Private Peaceful, the moving novel by Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo will be brought to life on stage at Buxton Opera House.

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War, Private Peaceful relives the

life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

During the night Tommy looks back at his 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 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, Michael Morpurgo’s inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.

Private Peaceful will be staged by Scamp Theatre at the Opera House on Monday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 11 at 7.30pm with a signed matinee performance on Tuesday at 1.30pm.

Tickets £14. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk