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“I’ve had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!” Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in the countryside: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

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 Garrick Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Saturday 7 November – Sunday 22 November

From £15

Show Times
See Schedule below

Running Time
70mins no interval

Garrick Theatre

Age Recommendation


Emily Costello
James Demaine


Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Simon Reade
Alexander KnottDirector
Zoe GrainMovement Director
Sam Rowcliffe-TannerLighting Design
Harry SmithSound Design


Tickets from £15

All tickets include a £1.25p Theatre Restoration Levy


Saturday 7 November – Sunday 22 November

Running time: 70mins no interval

Age recommendation: 11+

Performance Schedule
Saturday 7 November, 7pm
Sunday 8 November, 1pm & 5pm
Tuesday 10 November, 3pm & 7pm
Wednesday 11 November, 11am, 3pm & 7pm
Thursday 12 November, 7pm
Friday 13 November, 7pm
Saturday 14 November, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 15 November, 1pm & 5pm
Tuesday 17 November, 7pm
Wednesday 18 November, 3pm & 7pm
Thursday 19 November, 3pm & 7pm
Friday 20 November, 7pm
Saturday 21 November, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 22 November, 1pm & 5pm


The Garrick Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.

The Garrick Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road, near to Leicester Square in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.
10am – 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday

Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly), Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo), Embankment (District, Circle)

Bus Routes
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30