From the writer of War Horse
Verdant & Pemberley Productions
by Michael Morpurgo
at the Gaiety Theatre
from 29th May – 2nd June 2018.
Tickets from €18.50 are on sale now
Performances: Tues 29th, Wed 30th & Thurs 31st May - 12 noon
Fri 1st & Sat 2nd June - 7.30pm
Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s bestselling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs the stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful, which will run for one week only at the Gaiety Theatre, from 29th May to 2nd June 2018. Tickets from €18.50 are on sale now.
Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful.
Starring Shane O’Regan as Private Peaceful (who has been nominated for Best Actor in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), the play highlights the dreadful horrors of war while celebrating the joyfulness of life, both which are clearly bound together in this not-to-missed, magnificent one-man theatre production.
As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on the events that made him the person he is today. In his recollection Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. Such as memories from their schooldays together, facing personal problems together, sleep and eat together; they even fell in love with the same girl. But now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between two brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all?
What the critics have said:
‘…a masterly achievement for author and actor….a powerhouse performance... it should not be missed….’ Sunday Independent
‘a truly astonishing performance’ ***** Irish Mail on Sunday
‘an intensely theatrical experience..’ The Sunday Times
Michael Morpurgo is a renowned writer of recent times who has penned award winning books like ‘War Horse’, ‘The Lion Butterfly’ and ‘Private Peaceful’. This prolific writer has inked numerous books which were well acclaimed by readers and critics alike. He was an acquaintance of renowned poet Ted Hughes and under his guidance he pursued his career as a writer. These two writers, Hughes and Morpurgo, were the ones who came up with the idea of the ‘Children’s Laureate’. Michael Morpurgo was the third Briton to be awarded with this honor.
Lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia.
Dates: 29th May – 2nd June 2018
at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 noon
Fri & Sat 7.30pm
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