My Grandfather's Great War

directed & adapted by David Benson
performed by Cameron Stewart

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Returning for a strictly limited season following its 2008 premiere, this solo drama interweaves material from the First World War diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart with the contemporary reflections of his grandson, the actor Cameron Stewart.

This is an undeniably powerful account comparing the very different lives led by young men from generations at opposite ends of the twentieth century.

Renowned, award-winning solo performer David Benson adapts and directs this production, which features many of the hallmarks that set Benson's solo work apart from the crowd, particularly with its autiobiographical aspect and the dark thread of comedy that emerges from the most unlikely of situations.

The Stage Awards 2008 - Best Solo Show Nomination.

'Brings home the mud, terror and physical agony of the Western Front with a visceral urgency that sets your heart racing.' Daily Telegraph


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Gilded Balloon
(Venue 14)

8 – 16 August

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