Michael Morpurgo Coming to The Barn Theatre

Emily Costello (Tommo), James Demaine (Charlie), Photo Credit Eve Dunlop

Two digital performances of Michael Morpurgo is coming to The Barn this spring.

 Private Peaceful and An Elephant in the Garden will be available for a limited time only. 

An Elephant in the Garden

Running from 2-18th April,   Poonamallee Productions brings their admired production of Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant in the Garden to the digital stage for the very first time in collaboration with the Barn Theatre. 

Set against the backdrop of the 1945 Dresden bombings, this adaptation by long-time Michael Morpurgo collaborator Simon Reade brings Morpurgo’s vivid, moving story to life performed by Alison Reid. The production, which will run over the Easter holidays, follows Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo known as Marlene as they flee the Allied fire-bombing in the endgame of the Second World War.  

An Elephant in the Garden is adapted and directed by Simon Reade. 

Private Peaceful 

Running from 19th April- 2nd May

Based on the best-selling novel by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful tells the story of Private Tommo Peaceful, who looks back on his Devon upbringing, his romance with childhood sweetheart, Molly and the terrible events that saw him taken from this idyllic setting and into the horrors of war. 

Private Peaceful was scheduled to transfer to the West End in November 2020, however, due to the second National Lockdown this run will now be an international digital run. The Barn Theatre are thrilled to be able to present the production to audiences that missed out on this opportunity.  

The Barn Theatre are thrilled to be partnering with the Belgrade Theatre, Exeter Northcott Theatre, and Lawrence Batley Theatre on these digital productions. 

Both digital productions have educational packs available for schools. These educational packs are £100 plus VAT. For more information please contact info@barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets are available at just £13.50 each, or for a limited time offer of £20 for both, running from 22nd March – 28th March. If a ticket for either show is bought within this time, the customer will receive a code to discount the purchase of a ticket for the other production. Tickets can be purchased at barntheatre.org.uk/barn-at-home.

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