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Private Peaceful  

Private Peaceful / Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp / The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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Three rites-of-passage plays for the young person in all of us, brilliantly adopted from the books of three best-selling authors. 

Adapted from the stories by Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and Jill Tomlinson. 

Private Peaceful - adapted by Michael Morpurgo
In this moving tale of youth cut short, seventeen year-old Tommo Peaceful relives his innocent rural past as he spends his last night in the trenches of World War One.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp  adapted  by Philip Pullman
This ancient magical tale is retold as a story of ambition and self-advancement, a young man's journey from lazy good-for-nothing to great wealth and power.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark  adapted  by Jill Tomlinson
In this delightfully witty classic, a fledging Barn Owl conquers his fears through a series of eye-opening encounters.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-660-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Simon Reade was Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic. Other writing for the stage includes adaptations of Midnight's Children (with Salman Rushdie and Tim Supple) and Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid (with Tim Supple), the play Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act (with Paul Greengrass) and an abridged version of Shaw's Back to Methuselah (with David Fielding), all for the RSC, where he was Literary Manager and Dramaturg.

By Simon Reade, available through Currency Press - see all