Private Peaceful extends run at the Barn Theatre

private peaceful extends

Private Peaceful has extended its run at the Barn Theatre.

Presented by BoxLess Theatre, the Barn Theatre and Take Two Theatricals, the production of Simon Reade’s play adaptation will now run until October 4.


The show was the first indoor performance since March at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

Based on the modern classic by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion), Private Peaceful tells the story of Tommo Peaceful as he reflects upon the events that made him the person he is now, from first love to fighting on the battlefield alongside his brother.

The intimate production, which is set against the backdrop of the First World War, has transferred into the main theatre space following its sell-out run at the theatre’s first outdoor theatre festival. BarnFest.

The Private Peaceful cast features Emily Costello and James Demaine. The production is directed by Alexander Knott with Zöe Grain as associate director and movement director, sound design by Harry Smith (Henry V, Daddy Long Legs) and lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner (Henry V, Just So).

Performances are taking place in line with the latest guidelines including social distancing and temperature checks.

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