Private Peaceful

★★★★★

The Guardian / The Scotsman / The Sunday Herald / Irish Mail on Sunday / Edinburgh Evening News / Sunday Express

 

From the celebrated author of War Horse comes the story of Private Peaceful. Tonight, more than any other night, Private "Tommo" Peaceful must stay awake and remember everything.

Tommo and his elder brother Charlie did everything together. They went to school together, faced their problems together, slept and ate together; they even loved the same girl. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the war trenches and bring them safely home?

The Irish Times Best Actor Nominee, Shane O'Regan, stars as Tommo Peaceful, in this funny, moving, not-to-be missed adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's celebrated novel.

Reviews

“Shane O’Regan engaged in a FULL BODY, FULL SPIRIT workout!
PRECISE in his stance, SPECIFIC in his gestures, FLEXIBLE in his voice, 
slipping from one character to the next with
PRETERNATURAL EASE! 
HE REALLY IS EXCELLENT!”

The New York Times

 

“A-FOUR STAR TOUR DE FORCE PERFORMANCE
IN A SPECTACULAR U.S. DEBUT!
It’s EXHILARATING to watch
like SYBIL ON STEROIDS!”  

TIME OUT NEW YORK

 

“O’Regan's performance is
IMPRESSIVE, MASTERFULLY SKILLED, TECHNICALLY PRECISE, VIBRANTLY ALIVE!
All you need is ONE EXCEPTIONAL ACTOR and a resourceful script to bring the
FIREWORKS TO THE STAGE!”

Theatermania

 

“AN INTENSE TOUR DE FORCE!
A STUNNING PERFORMANCE! 
A POWERFUL PLAY CLEVERLY AND MOVINGLY
adapted and directed by Simon Reade!
There is no other word for O’Regan’s performance than
VIRTUOSIC!”  

The daily beast

“The talented Shane O’Regan inhabits twenty-four roles in the course of eighty-five minutes in Simon Reade’s
EXCELLENT, DREAMLIKE ADAPTATION!” 

The new yorker

 

 

 

Credits

 

Starring Shane O'Regan as Tommo Peaceful

Writer: Michael Morpurgo

Adaptor and Director: Simon Reade

Lighting and Set: Anshuman Bhatia

Sound: Jason Barnes

Producers: Pemberley Productions & Verdant Productions