Private Peaceful - the return season

Wednesday, 4 April 2018 to Saturday, 14 April 2018

Although fictional, Private Peaceful closely resembles reality. British and Commonwealth military command executed 306 of its own men during the Great War. Many of those executed were little more than boys: four of them were only 17. Private Peaceful follows the last night in the life of 17-year-old Private Thomas ‘Tommo’ Peaceful as he reflects on his short, yet joyful past: growing up in rural Devon; his exciting first days at school; his father’s accident in a forest; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

Receiving critical-acclaim, and award nominations in May 2017, Promise Adelaide is pleased to be bringing this extraordinary theatrical experience back to Adelaide audiences.

“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!”

"This is a Must See performance. Ben Francis is a name we will be seeing in lights in years to come."
Jan Kershaw - Glam Adelaide
"80 minutes long, one man on stage and a rapt audience. His name is Thomas, Tommo, and he’s about to die...... Ben Francis is going far so take the opportunity to see him now. Like last night’s audience, you too will be on your feet in homage to a great performance"
Valerie Lillington - Australian Stage On-line


Adults $28, Conc & Students $25 (Students $15 for all 10:30am performances)
80 minutes

Original Novel by:Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by: Simon Reade
Directed by: Rob Croser
Starring: Ben Francis
Designers: Rob Croser & David Roach
Producers: Ben Francis & Trish Francis
Military Uniform: Ken Kurtz
Graphic Design: Connor Olsson-Jones
Sound Recording/Compiling: Rob Croser
Production Photography: Oliver Toth

Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 6 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 10:30am
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 10:30am

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