'Superb' sell-out new hit WW1 show comes to Canterbury

Contributed by editor on May 16, 2017 - 01:30 PM


The hit 2016 sell out show from Edinburgh Fringe 'The Unknown Soldier' is at The Marlowe Studio on 19 and 20 May 2017.


The play has received numerous four and five star reviews and has now been published by Bloomsbury.

Ross Ericson

'To be honest,' confesses writer and performer Ross Ericson, 'I knew we had a good production but I never dreamt that we would see such critical acclaim and sell out virtually every night over 25 performances – especially at the Edinburgh Fringe where competition is so fierce.'

The Unknown Soldier

'The Unknown Soldier' is a thought provoking, moving, and even humorous solo piece that looks at the First World War from a new perspective, through the eyes of a man who has survived the carnage but remains, like many, to help build the great cemeteries.

It is a story of the deep friendship that can only be found between those who fight together, of the betrayal felt by them at the end of the war, and of a world that has changed so much it has become unrecognisable.

Ross Ericson

Ericson uses his military experience and family stories to give this piece a truly authentic voice and, as he is performing it himself, it feels like a very real and very personal piece.

It is as gritty and as moving as his play Casualties, for which he was nominated for an Off West End Award, and shows a writer true to his form.

'If you don’t ever want to see another WW1 play, then you want to see *this* WW1 play. Superb!’ *****FringeGuru

‘You won’t be disappointed… How cleverly Ross Ericson has written this play…an outstanding actor’  OUTSTANDING SHOW FringeReview

‘Powered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson’ *****ThreeWeeks

‘Strong writing, an original approach and a sensitive performance bring fresh power to a reminder of the horrors of war’ ****The Stage

'It’s not about glory or futility, it’s about the loyalty forged between friends' ****The Scotsman.

Listing Information:

Production: The Unknown Soldier
Company: Grist To The Mill
Dates/Times: 19th-20th May 2017 8.00pm  20th May 2017 3pm
Running Time: 65 mins, no interval.
Venue: The Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
Tickets: £13.75/ £12.75 Conc (more details on Friends and group offers on website)
Bookings: 01227 787787
Written and performed by: Ross Ericson
Directed by: Michelle Yim
Designed by: Grist To The Mill Productions
Suitability: 12 and over


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