The Barn Theatre’s production Michael Morpurgo‘s novel is now in previews. Here’s a glimpse of what audiences can expect…

(c)Eve Dunlop

Production images have been released for BoxLess Theatre, the Barn Theatre and Take Two Theatricals’ production of Private Peaceful which is currently running until the 27th September.

(c)Eve Dunlop

Based on the story by Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful follows 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 production, set against the backdrop of World War I has transferred into the main theatre space following its sell-out run at the theatre’s first outdoor theatre festival BarnFest.

(c)Eve Dunlop

Performed by 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 VDaddy Long Legs) and lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner (Henry VJust So).

For their re-opening, the Barn Theatre have implemented numerous procedures to ensure audience safety throughout their experience. The theatre runs at a reduced capacity with Perspex screens being placed between groups in a new seating layout which ensure social distancing measures are adhered to. The theatre has also announced that they have a new and upgraded air filtration system which exceeds governing guidelines to ensure the experience is the safest the theatre can provide. The cast and creative team will also adhere to Government guidance on social distancing and temperature checks.

(c)Eve Dunlop

Private Peaceful will run at the Barn Theatre un the 27th September. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://barntheatre.org.uk/performances/privatepeaceful