Nick, Cassidy and Lizzie all co-star in Johnathan Guy Lewis’ Soldier On performing at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto from the 26th of November to the 8th of December.
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.
Cassidy plays Woody – a crudely funny and flippant ex-serviceman who is the most resistant and cynical to the project but may be the one who needs it the most.
Nick plays Jacko, one of the soldiers involved in the project, as well as Donny, the abusive alcoholic husband of one of the military wives.
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 as well as performances in Sheffield to coincide with the trials for the Invictus Games 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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