Written and directed by Jonathan Lewis, this funny and powerfully honest production of Soldier On gives a vivid insight into the lives of those who work in the military and their families left behind.
Does a soldier ever stop being a soldier? “No!” shouted several from the audience on the night of my post-show discussion for Soldier On at The Other Palace.
Ahead of Remembrance Day, Jonathan Lewis’ acclaimed play Soldier On re-opens this week for an extended five-week season at The Other Palace. In our series of featured interviews, ex 42 Commando and injured veteran Cassidy Little tells us how every day of the year is Remembrance Day for him. Time to get booking!
As we count down to the transfer of Jonathan Lewis’ Soldier On, coinciding with the centenary of the end of World War On, we caught up some of the real ex-soldiers performing in the cast. Today, former Bombardier Shaun Johnson tells us about his experiences in and out of the military and onstage. Time to get booking!
Following an acclaimed UK tour and run earlier this year at London’s Playground Theatre, Jonathan Lewis’ Soldier On returns to the capital at The Other Palace from 24 October to 24 November 2018. Ahead of its London opening, we’ve collected together a host of reviews from earlier this year, to give you a flavour for this sell-out show. Get booking, especially if you want to be part of Terri Paddock’s Q&A on 29 October!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 29 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with writer Jonathan Lewis and the Soldiers’ Arts Academy as Soldier On transfers to The Other Palace. Got any questions for the cast of veterans?
Lewis’ last education play was good, but The Be All & End All moves sharply up a notch and should get a wider tour or some capital attention.
The real experience of the personnel from Soldiers’ Arts Academy melts seamlessly into the professionalism of staging and script in Soldier On. Theatre of war, theatre of theatre. Hard to beat.
In amongst the stellar West End revivals of late – not least “mother of all musicals” Gypsy with Imelda Staunton and David Mamet’s American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis and John Goodman – are some spectacular brand-new plays on and off West End. Here are three in particular that I highly, highly recommend. The first two […]