This stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's acclaimed children's novel, winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year prize, relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young WWI soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past. Features an introductory essay by Morpurgo. Published to coincide with the release of a feature film version of Private Peaceful in fall 2012.
About the Author
Simon Reade has adapted Michael Morpurgo's Toro! Toro! and The Mozart Question as well as the phenomenally successful stage and screen versions of Private Peaceful. His other plays include Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Not the End of the World, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Pride and Prejudice, and for the RSC, Ted Hughes' Tales From Ovid, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act. Michael Morpurgo is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children's literature. He was the third Children's Laureate. His children's novel War Horse has been adapted for stage where it became a smash hit success in the UK, before transferring to Broadway and Toronto. War Horse has also been adapted for the screen, directed by Steven Spielberg, and was released in 2012.