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.
This transfer of Soldier On, which has toured the UK and won public and critical acclaim, is a powerful, explosive and compelling piece of storytelling from a former soldier-turned-actor, now director and playwright, Jonathan Guy Lewis.
Soldier On reminds us that, whilst the memory of those conflicts has faded from the front pages, the price is still being paid, the grief and horror of what occurred made new and raw every day by the re-experiencing nightmare of PTSD.
Soldier On is a brave enterprise of the Soldiers’ Arts Academy charity which helps rehabilitate ex-service people through involvement with theatre, and this excellent company is part-military, part-professional actors.
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!
On Armistice Day, on their day off from the forthcoming run of Soldier On at The Other Palace, members of the Soldiers’ Arts Academy cast of serving and ex-serving military personnel will take part in a special performance at Shakespeare’s Globe. We recommend you see both!
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 the 16-strong company of Soldier On ready for a return with a much-deserved five-week transfer season at The Other Palace, here’s a word from writer/director Jonathan Lewis, who wrote the piece following workshops with real ex-servicemen and women. What did he learn about PTSD from those experiences? What else does history teach us?
Ahead of rehearsals, members of the 16-strong Soldier On visited their new home at London’s The Other Palace, where they will move in for five weeks from 24 October 2018. Photos here.
Soldier On, Jonathan Lewis’ extraordinary piece based on and involving real servicemen and women, returns to London next month mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The full 16-strong company of actors and veterans is now announced, including ex 42 Commando and Peoples’ Strictly winner Cassidy Little. Time to get booking!
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?
Jonathan Lewis’ play SOLDIER ON transfers this autumn to The Other Palace Theatre for a limited five-week season to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Writer/director Jonathan Lewis explains the significance of the timing.
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.
Such enthusiasm for the piece is indicative of both the commitment of this company of soldiers and actors and the importance of the subject matter. How can the arts help to heal PTSD?
SOLDIER ON, a new play written and directed by Our Boys‘ award-winning writer Jonathan Guy Lewis starts a three-week season tonight (13 March 2018) at west London’s new Playground Theatre, where it continues until 31 March 2019 and includes a post-show Q&A this Thursday (15 March 2018) with MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock. Check out rehearsal photos with the ensemble company of actors and …
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 15 March 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer/director Jonathan Guy Lewis (Our Boys) and members of the Soldiers Arts Academy about the world premiere of creator SOLDIER ON, at London’s new Playground Theatre. Got any questions?