Jennifer Grose is the producer of Soldier On, a play about how veterans cope with coming back into civilian life. “It’s a sort of ‘Full Military Monty’, if you will,” she wrote.
“We are bringing it over from London, UK to Toronto this November and are looking to get the word out. We have Thomas Craig from Murdoch Mysteries in it and Lance Corporal Cassidy Little who is a former Royal Marine medic, who lost his right leg below the knee during a tour of Afghanistan in the summer of 2011. Most of the cast are from the UK and we will have a handful of Canadians as well joining them. Half are actors and half veterans.
“It was produced in the UK by the Soldiers’ Arts Academy (SAA), which is about creating a platform for the veteran community to engage with careers in the performing arts.
The play had its first performance at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter in 2018, and it’s been universally very positively received by both critics and audiences wherever it’s been on since.
“We were then invited to bring the show into London’s West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s team, and we ran for a month at The Other Palace Theatre in November 2019,” added Jennifer.
Now Soldier On will be coming to Toronto November 26 – December 8, 2019. For ticket information please visit www.soldierontoronto.com
Proceeds from ticket sales go to members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Military members and first responders are eligible for discounted pricing.