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EVENT INFORMATION 

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.

PRESS + REVIEWS

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

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

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

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

‘An original perspective on a story we think we all know, and offer a reminiscence that... is poignant and thought-provoking’ -**** The Independent 

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

TICKET OFFER

BOOK TWO OR MORE THEATRE & DANCE SHOWS FOR £8 EACH!

Available on the following shows:

03 Feb: Shylock
25 Feb: Mrs Churchill
03-04 Mar: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear
16 Mar: Little Women
17 Mar: John Peel's Shed
29 Mar: A Perfect Likeness
31 Mar - 01 Apr: Teechers Leavers '22
12 Apr: Romeo & Juliet
28 Apr: Tales From a Thousand and One Nights
19 May: Jesus, Jane, Mother 7 Me
26 May: Emergence
22 Jun: Moby Dick
25 Jun: Sense & Sensibility
08 Sep: The Unknown Soldier
01 Oct: Casting The Runes
04 Nov: Empty Orchestra

Available from Box Office on 0161 912 5616 or in person.

RUNNING TIMES

60 minutes, no interval, plus Q&A

AGE RECOMMENDATION

12+

Loud noises and mild language. Younger audience should attend at parent or guardian's discretion.

MEDIA

www.gristtheatre.co.uk/the-unknown-soldier

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  1. Sept. 8, 2023, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now

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