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!
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.
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 …