The Unknown Soldier

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.


FringeGuruIf you don’t ever want to see another WW1 play, then you want to see *this*. Superb!
ThreeWeeksPowered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson’
The Scotsman ‘It’s not about glory or futility, it’s about the loyalty forged between friends’
The StageStrong writing, an original approach and a sensitive performance bring fresh power to a reminder of the horrors of war.’

British Theatre GuideFilled with far more nuance and originality than most Great War plays’

Written and Performed by Ross Ericson

Directed by Michelle Yim

Suitable for ages 12+






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