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Private Peaceful - Richmond Theatre

Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 2003 which is being presented at Richmond Theatre - tickets are on sale now.

Acknowledged by Michael Morpugo as his favourite work, this professional premiere is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect. It is about a soldier called Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, who is looking back on his life from the trenches of World War I in France. The story especially underlines the senselessness of war.

Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award.

Our Year 6 children will find this particularly relevant to their WW1 learning.