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 rural Devon: 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.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h inc interval
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 rural Devon: 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.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His 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.
***** ‘Charming, witty, emotional and heart-rending’
British Theatre Guide
**** 'The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.'
***** 'An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day.'
***** 'As moving as the poetry of Wilfred Owen and as painfully memorable as white-hot shrapnel…'
The Sunday Herald
'Morpurgo’s magic, a masterly adaptation by Simon Reade …. This is one hour of your own life you will never forget.'
'Daniel’s portrayal is unfaltering and utterly compelling.'
Most suitable for ages 8+
Booking fees will be added to each ticket as follows:
General Tickets: £12.00 - £30.00 + Booking Fees: £1.00 - £1.90
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £1.95 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Theatre Royal Brighton Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect.
There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls, these are H1, O1, Q4, & Q5. These seats will not appear available online, please call or come into our Box Office to enquire about availability. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.
Theatre Royal Brighton is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the kiosk situated in the main foyer. Please be sure to request a compatible seat when booking your tickets, as only selected seats work within the infra-red area
Equipment available: Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid or some hearing aid devices that are able to accommodate a headset over them.
The first counter of the box office is fitted with an induction system for people who are hard of hearing.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is a separate, accessible toilet facility on the ground floor by the stalls bar.
Theatre Royal Brighton is situated only five minutes walk from Brighton rail station; with frequent train services serving London and the South East.
From the M23/A23, follow the signs to the town centre. There is parking nearby for over 3,000 cars.
There are 3,000 parking spaces in the city, with the nearest to the theatre being NCP on Church Street. Enter after 5.00pm and leave before 3.00am and pay just £6.00
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7650 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 0330 102 7532 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 01273 764400
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ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its latest production; The Parlour, the Theatre’s new cafe located on New Road. Open from early morning to early evening, The Parlour will serve a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, pastries, cakes and snacks. So take your seat and join us for a drink and snack next time you are visiting.
10am-8pm Show Days
10am-6pm Non-show days
Please note the Box Office is closed on Sunday's except when it is a Show Day and will open 2 hours prior to the performance.