NEWS: Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful to open at the Garrick for two weeks in November 2020
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NEWS: Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful to open at the Garrick for two weeks in November 2020

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. "I’ve had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows,…

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REVIEW: War Horse, Olivier Theatre (2007)
Craig Leo ( puppeteer) Joey ( puppet) - Photo: Simon Annand

REVIEW: War Horse, Olivier Theatre (2007)

What Michael Morpurgo's novel does is to place the horse centre stage, so that episodes in the First World War are seen from an equine point of view. The curious effect is that in this "war to end all wars" you realise that on the opposing side are good men who love horses. You hate what war does because horses get hurt and killed or die of overwork and malnutrition. But how to stage a play where the central character is a horse?

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