Salisbury Medieval Hall

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend. Amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

The Unknown Soldier is moving, often humorous, but above all thought provoking. It looks at the First World War from a new perspective, through the eyes of a man who has survived the carnage but who finds it hard to return home. A story of comradeship, betrayal and of promises both broken and kept following the carnage of World War One. Official EdFringe 2016 sell out show by award nominated writer of Casualties.

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

                    Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘An unmissable and
thought-provoking play that has so much relevance in today’s society’

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

                    The Wee Review (formerly TVBomb) ‘An exemplary piece of solo theatre. It can certainly hold its head up among the best of war stories’

Producer Credit:
Grist to the Mill Presents

Creative Credits:
Written and performed by: Ross Ericson
Directed by: Michelle Yim

Loud noises and mild language
Suitable for aged 12+, younger audience should attend at parents’ discretion

Running time: 60min
Interval: No interval



Twitter: @gristtheatre #unknownsoldier

If wheelchair access is required, please let us know at least 24 hours before the start of the event and please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before doors open.

Please be aware that it is not possible to access the loos with a wheelchair.

PARKING: No cars are admitted into the Cathedral Close because there is a major open air ticket event taking place the same evening. Please park in the town and, on arrival at the High Street gate into the Close, inform the ‘Cathedral Traffic Team’ that you are attending the event in Salisbury Medieval Hall - and you will be allowed access.

The Unknown Soldier

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