The Unknown Soldier on stage at Guildhall

After its hugely successful première at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, receiving four and five star reviews, the much-anticipated new play from writer Ross Ericson – The Unknown Soldier – can be seen at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby on September 14.

It is a thought provoking, moving, and even humorous solo piece that looks at the First World War from a new perspective, through the eyes of a man who has survived the carnage but remains, like many, to help build the great cemeteries.

Ericson uses his military experience and family stories to give this piece a truly authentic voice and, as he is performing it himself, it feels like a very real and very personal piece. It is as gritty and as moving as his play Casualties.