The Unknown Soldier returns for 5 performances only at the Assembly Rooms

The Unknown Soldier - Ross Ericson

The Unknown Soldier – Ross Ericson

A thought provoking, moving, and even humorous solo piece that brings to life this little known period at the end of World War One – looking at the conflict through the eyes of a man who has stayed on after the guns fell silent to help clear the battlefields and build the great cemeteries.

In the Centenary year of the end of the First World War the hit 2016 Edfringe sell-out show The Unknown Soldier returns for 5 performances only at the Assembly Rooms.

‘Do I need to see another World War One play?’ one critic asked writer and performer Ross Ericson. ‘I know what he meant,’ Ericson said, ‘I very nearly shelved the idea.  If it wasn’t for that idiot Gove going on about how we should celebrate the First World War as a great victory the play might not have seen the light of day.  But I am glad it did for I believe this is a fresh approach from a very different perspective, which tells a story you might not have heard before.’ And what did the doubtful critic think of it in the end?  Well we think he liked it – he gave it five stars.

The Unknown Soldier has received much acclaim, from critics and audiences alike, and after its success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe it has gone on to tour nationally and internationally, and has been published by Bloomsbury.

If you don’t ever want to see another WW1 play, then you want to see *this* WW1 play. Superb! 

★★★★★ Fringe Guru

Unmissable… [this play] has so much relevance in today’s society

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine

 Powered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson

★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

 An exemplary piece of solo theatre. It can certainly hold its head up among the best of war stories★★★★★ TVBomb

 An original perspective… poignant and thought-provoking

 ★★★★The Independent

 “It’s not about glory or futility, it’s about the loyalty forged between friends.”

 ★★★★The Scotsman

 “You won’t be disappointed”