Private peaceful

An ambitious theatrical adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s war novel, created at Nottingham Playhouse in 2022.

Writer: Simon Reade

Director: Elle While

Sound designer: Dan Balfour

Composer: Frank Moon

Designer: Lucy Sierra

Lighting: Matt Haskins

Movement director: Neil Bettles

"The composer Frank Moon's Vaughan Williams-esque strings, and the folk songs performed live by the cast, are plaintively lovely" The Times

“The music, and the singing, by several of the characters at different stages, was beautifully enhancing.” Behind the Arras

“The set, lighting, music and sound work are award-winningly good. Together, they create an entirely immersive world – worlds, in fact. This is a team making theatrical magic. Full credit to composer Frank Moon, sound designer Dan Balfour, lighting designer Matt Haskins and designer Lucy Sierra. With director Elle White, they have brought us something of the highest standard.” Bristol 24/7

An ensemble piece, beautifully enacted throughout, takes us through a gamut of emotions… the choreography and music deliver two superb extra dimensions.” Theatre Southeast