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Private Peaceful

16 Jun - 18 Jun

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Private Peaceful

16 Jun - 18 Jun 2022


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From: £26.50
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From: £26.50
From: £26.50
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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 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.



At Norwich Theatre we have looked on with horror at recent world events as they have unfolded and our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Over the past few weeks, we have been collecting donations at each performance, raising money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

In this tough political climate the topic of war is a subject we want to handle with respect and delicacy. Between 16 and 18 June, we have a production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful coming to Norwich Theatre Royal. As a Theatre of Sanctuary we believe it is our duty to do something and we are sure our audiences will feel the same. Norwich Theatre and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions will be donating 50p from every ticket sold to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal as we take this story of courage, family, and friendship, and support those who need it most.


Important information

Running time: Approximately 2 hours (including an interval)

Age recommendation: 9+


Friends 1/2 Price 1st night or £2 OFF other perfs
O60s £5 OFF Bands A & B Thurs mat
U18s £7 OFF Bands A – D Wed & Thurs mat & eves

£10 ticket Thu mat & eve – Post show Q+A schools session after Thu matinee performance

Make your theatre trip extra special…

Why not visit our restaurant, Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!

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Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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