RETURN SEASON ANNOUNCED!
Photos with kind permission Oliver Toth
"This is why theatre lovers see as much as possible, because in amongst the mix of ho-hum, good and excellent there is a gem… and Private Peaceful is that gem." Stage Whispers Full Review
" Ben Francis..., in his Peaceful, has emerged as one of Adelaide’s most talented male actors, of any age, let alone still as a teenager. His is a performance worth cancelling all prior engagements for. A stunning one man debut!" Kryztoff Raw Full Review
"Francis’ performance is outstanding...The performance is well paced and sensitive...It is a story that deserves to be told and a performance you should not miss!" Glam Adelaide Full Review
“Reade’s script deserves any production to treat it with respect. Director Rob Croser and actor Ben Francis do so much more with it. This is an absolutely marvelous, flawless production.” Adelaide Theatre Guide Full Review
Private Peaceful was our first foray into drama and was a wonderful success. Nominated for two awards in the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Awards 2017:
Best Show - Drama
Best Male Performance - Ben Francis
Private Peaceful is a modern classic, written by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). Adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, it tells the story of a soldier called Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, who signs up at 15 years old and serves in the trenches of WWI in France. During the course of one night, Tommo reflects on his short, but 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.
The Bakehouse Theatre
5th - 15th April
Tickets available shortly.