Saturday, 1 December 2012

Private Peaceful (film)

Private Peaceful was originally a novel by Michael Morpurgo, the author of the wildly successful War Horse. It was published in 2003 intended for an older child readership. Simon Reade adapted the book for the stage and the play of the same name was performed at Bristol Old Vic in 2004. It has now been adapted into a film (12A) directed by Pat O'Connor.

When young Tommo Peaceful (George Mackay) volunteers to fight in the First World War, his protective older brother Charlie (Jack O’Connell) follows him from their rural Devon home to Flanders. But it is here that both experience the brutal nature of war, far removed from family life and their rivalry for the love of Molly Monks (Alexandra Roach). Private Peaceful is a searingly powerful and emotional tale of adolescence, heroism and fierce family loyalties which would never be broken.

Private Peaceful features an all-star British cast including Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, John Lynch and Maxine Peake.

Hailsham Pavilion, Sun 9th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th Dec, 14:15.
Mon 10th, Thu 13th, 19:45.
Tickets available online, by calling 01323 841414 or in person at the Box Office.

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