Book Tickets

Private Peaceful

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 30 March - Sat 2 April 2022

BT: Private Peaceful 2022

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 WW1, 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, directed by Elle While, explores the lengths a young soldier will go to, to fight for what is right.

Age guidance: 9+
Show running time: 2hours 25mins approx. (including 20min interval)


"this production is top-notch visceral theatre graced with extraordinarily smart acting throughout" ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

To find out more about the show from the creators themselves listen to Michael Morpurgo and Simon Reade on BBC Radio 4, Front Row here.


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Access Performances of Private Peaceful

Relaxed Performance
Thu 31 March at 7.30PM

Signed BSL Performance
Sat 2 April at 2.30PM


An Introduction To Theatre: Private Peaceful
Various Dates
Suitable for all age groups. If you're an educator interested in organising one for your group drop us an email.


£15 - £26.50

Under 21 - £16.50
10+ £6 off - Tue-Thur
Schools £15 - Tues-Thurs
Teacher free - Tues-Thurs

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