2018- Private Peaceful
This amateur production of Private Peaceful (ensemble version) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.'
Told through the eyes of Private Thomas Peaceful, the story covers one night during the First World War. He recounts his memories of his childhood and the horrors of the trenches as the hours move towards dawn and his unknown fate. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse, this story is a moving celebration of life and a criticism of the pointlessness of war.
'A captivating experience which triggered many emotions. Well done to all the young cast, you did well.
A big thank you to the performers of the Youth Theatre for their moving production of Private Peaceful. Not only stirring all the emotions, it brought back memories of my Grandfather's tales of his experiences. The young cast and crew are to be congratulated on their performance of events that they probably do not have much knowledge of, but were able to bring them to life on the stage. Well done to all.'
'Well done everyone your hard work and talent was wonderful .special cheers to my grandchildren who both did so well'
'Well done to all involved in Private and Peaceful tonight.
We thought it was brilliant and very well done. Very moving.'
'It nearly brought me to tears both nights!'
'What an outstanding performance from the youth theatre group, it was so moving and had me close to tears near the end. I’m always so amazed at the professionalism of the actors performing, I know many of them personally,I’m aware that some have only just finished exams. Their dedication and commitment should be commended. Thank you again, it was an absolute pleasure. Please pass my congratulations to the whole team.'
'Congratulations to the youth theatre for their brilliant and deeply moving production of Private Peaceful last night - not a dry eye in the house.'
'Really enjoyed the show last night. Massive congratulations to all involved you can be very proud of yourselves'
‘WOW!- haven’t seen a piece of theatre in so long that 1. Is so moving and 2. You forget you're sat in the audience’
'To say we enjoyed tonight's performance does not seem adequate or appropriate! The emotion and atmosphere was incredible and impressive. Thank you all for a performance which will remain in the memory for a very long time'.
'Congratulations to Hoffi and the Youth Theatre for a memorable performance of " Private Peaceful ". We have a very talented group of youngsters and their teamwork is outstanding. Particular mention should be made of Hoffi's direction - to convincingly portray so many different scenes, particularly battle scenes in such a small area was a great achievement. Two excellent houses - Full House on Friday. We are sorry to say people were turned away!'