Private Peaceful transfers to the West End from the Barn Theatre, marking the first new West End play to often since lockdown began in March 2020. Based on Michael Morpurgo's wartime novel, 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.
“I’ve had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!”
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 the countryside: 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.
Private Peaceful is at the Garrick Theatre from 7 - 22 November, and is one of a number of shows to be performed at the Garrick in line with social distancing guidelines. Other shows include Potted Panto and Here Come The Boys in 2021.
Indoor performances are making a comeback to London theatres, with social distancing and other restrictions in place in line with most-recent Government guidance regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A selection of upcoming West End shows musicals and plays will be hosted under full COVID-19 regulations, with mandatory face-coverings to be worn when in theatres (including during the show). Ahead of any performance, ticket holders will be sent full information about safety measures and requirements.