Private Peaceful

19 April –  2 May 2021

A co-production by BoxLess Theatre & Barn Theatre.

Following its 2020 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania performances and successful UK Tours from 2014-2019 – including runs at Bristol Old Vic and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe – 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 from 2-18 April, 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. 

MEET THE TEAM

EMILY COSTELLO

Performer

JAMES DEMAINE

Performer

ZÖE GRAIN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ALEXANDER KNOTT

DIRECTOR

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