“Magnificent”, “Unmissable” and “Masterful” – since their premiere’s Ross Ericson’s one-man shows The Unknown Soldier and Gratiano have been showered with praise and stars. Take a look at these reviews from performances at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, then book your tickets .
‘I was quite ignorant about WW1’s history.’ It’s a big admission to make from Michelle Yim, who directs Ross Ericson’s hit one-man drama The Unknown Soldier, which is set in the aftermath of the First World War. Find out what Yim learned, and what it’s like to direct the show’s playwright, in our interview.
Never underestimate the importance of coincidence in life. If Michael Gove hadn’t made a comment about the First World War, acclaimed drama The Unknown Soldier may never have been written.
After selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and touring the UK and to Australia, Ross Ericson’s First World War drama The Unknown Soldier will premiere in London in early 2019.
This weekend, we officially mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Adam Morley’s new production of Michael Head’s The Greater Game is one of the theatre productions marking the occasions and several critics have noted just what a “fitting tribute” it is. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
As part of rehearsals for The Greater Game, Michael Greco, James Phelps and the cast paid a very special visit to the grounds of Leyton Orient, where the real-life characters they play left the pitch to volunteer en masse during World War One. Check out our gallery of photos – and then get booking!
After premiering his play The Greater Game’s at Southwark Playhouse in 2016, Michael Head had no plans to revive it. But then another director and Football Remembers came knocking, and the opportunity to tell this incredible true-life story about footballers in the First World War, at the centenary of the Armistice, proved impossible to resist.
Harry Potter’s James Phelps is changing a wizard wand for a rifle as he moves from the Battle of Hogwarts to the Battle of the Somme in The Greater Game at the Waterloo East Theatre. Self-confessed Harry Potter fan Entertainment Views‘ Helen McWilliams interviewed him.
The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock’s revival of Tony Harrison’s Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters do on the night of our post-show Q&A? Bring in drinks from the off-licence for everyone, both onstage and in the audience. I’ll drink to that!
Michael Greco captains a new cast that also includes Harry Potter star James Phelps as First World War stage play The Greater Game returns for a fresh London season as part of Football Remembers, commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One.
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