A boy runs through a field of poppies holding a plane


Mon 14 - Sat 19 March 2022
Tickets £20-£35*

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

Set against the epic backdrop of WWI, we join 18 year old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship.

Award-winning Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) as his favourite work, this thrilling new ensemble retelling by Simon Reade and directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to, to fight for what is right.

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Running Time

Approx 2 hours including an interval

Age Guidance



Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday, 11am
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee.

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  • Dancing
  • Private Tommo Peaceful
  • Tommo and Charlie
  • Tommo in the trenches
  • Tommo and Mary
  • Tommo and Joe
  • Soldier waving British flag
  • Soldier in the trenches
  • No Mans Land
  • Soldier captain
  • Charlie and Mary
  • Mary and Tommo
  • Tommo reading a letter in the trenches
  • Mary
  • Tommo and Charlie reading a letter from Mary
  • Soldier marching in No Mans Land
  • Journalist in WW1
  • Soldier in the trenches
  • Mrs Peaceful hearing news


Behind the Scenes