Ellie, Nicholas and Lizzie all co-star in Johnathan Guy Lewis’ Soldier On performing at the Wells Theatre Festival, the Oval Hall in Sheffield coinciding with the UK Trials for the Invictus Games, and a Canadian Tour later this year.
Featuring both trained actors and genuine veterans, it tells the story of a haphazard conglomeration of ex-servicemen and military wives who come together to devise a play about their experiences and their lives post-deployment. This expertly written and sublimely performed script is both hilarious and moving, uplifting and harrowing, and focuses on issues such as PTSD and finding your place in the civilian world.
Ellie plays Sophie, one of the most enthusiastic members of the company and the wife of Donny (played by Nicholas), a highly abusive and deeply troubled ex-serviceman trying to drink away his demons.
Nicholas also plays Jacko, one of the soldiers involved in the project.
Lizzie is both Beth, a Welsh military wife, and Chrissy, a friend of Maggie played by Rekha John-Cheriyan.
Soldier On is produced by The Soldier’s Arts Academy, an award-winning charity focusing on using the arts to help soldiers and members of the military family overcome their myriad of troubles.
The show has received glittering critical acclaim for its performances at London’s Playground Theatre and The Other Palace with 5 Stars from the Evening Standard, British Theatre Guide and West End Wilma and 4 Star reviews from the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and Londonist.
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