Michael Morpurgo book Private Peaceful coming to Wokingham stage

The publicity image for Private Peaceful Wokingham Theatre

Wokingham Theatre is preparing to use February half-term to mark the centenary of the First World War when it stages an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book Private Peaceful.

The Twyford Road theatre will host the play from Tuesday, February 17 to Saturday, February 21, with performances at 7.45pm nightly and a 3pm matinee on the Saturday.

The play focuses on the sacrifices made by all those who endured the conflict, whether as a front line soldier, a civilian back home or, as in the case of teenager Private Tommo Peaceful, a volunteer recruit accused of desertion.

Private Peaceful, like War Horse, began life as a book for older children and has been turned into a powerful and emotive play for all ages.

It is directed by Hayley Blakeman (Bottle Top Theatre Community) and David Edwards.

Tickets cost £10, or £5 for those aged 21 or under.

For more details, or to book tickets, log on to wokingham-theatre.org.uk or call 0118 978 5363.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:38