Morpurgo classic brought to stage

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 June 2014

Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum London

Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum London


A STORY written by renowned author Michael Morpurgo is being brought to life on a South West stage.

Private Peaceful has been adapted by Simon Reade to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

It tells the tale of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier who is in line for the firing squad at dawn.

In the hours leading up to the event, he looks back at his short life and the journey which carried him to the front line.

It will run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol from June 25 to July 12 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced £7-13 or £35 for a family, are available from the box office on 01179 020344 or at

A feature film has also been created with an all-star British cast and will be exclusively screened at the theatre on June 28, July 5 and July 12 at 11am.

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