ED2016 5/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

The Unknown Soldier (Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016

The Unknown Soldier Ed2016

Amidst the myriad of First World War plays surfacing at the moment, it’s easy to feel unenthusiastic about the prospect of yet another but ‘The Unknown Soldier’ is one you should definitely feel excited by. Powered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson, the play looks at the men left behind to find and rebury the ‘glorious dead’. Here, the war is personalised to one man’s account. It stands as a stark reminder that, despite all the facts and figures of the war, it was a deeply individual conflict. The play soberingly questions our institutional memorialisation of the war, showing that whilst we do remember, a lot has been forgotten.

Assembly Hall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [John Sampson]