Soldier On Tickets

The Other Palace 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
Important Info
Child Policy

Age Recommendation: 14+.

Important Information

There is strong language and adult references throughout. Loud bangs and the sound of gunfire.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

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Soldier On is inspired by the stories writer/director Jonathan Lewis (writer of multi award-winning Our Boys) workshopped with British servicemen and women and their families over a five year period. The play returns to London following a sold out national tour to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The result is “as funny as it is heart-breaking” and lifts the lid on the vastness and complexity of Britain’s often overlooked and incredibly broad military community, the wives, partners, mothers, children and, of course, the servicemen and women themselves, and how they cope with the emotional, mental and physical effects and stresses of modern military service and its after effects.

In a bold initiative, and putting the play’s premise into action, the cast includes ex-service personnel as well as professional actors from Producer Amanda Faber’s Award Winning Theatre Company, The Soldiers’ Arts Academy cic.

The mixed cast brings a veracity and a genuine emotion seldom achieved in theatre. Audiences say they cannot tell who is an actor, or who is the veteran, and that question has them gripped from start to finish.

The play employs music, dance and mixed media. It is by turns viscerally realistic, shockingly funny, and intensely emotional.

Jonathan Lewis says, "Soldier On celebrates the power of Story in the healing process. Soldier On is here to say : You are not alone.”

The veterans and serving military personnel connected to the production are members of The Soldiers’ Arts Academy cic. This is a Community Interest Company which provides a platform for the arts for serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families to enable them to recover, to retrain and to find work in their chosen profession. 

Child Policy

Age Recommendation: 14+.

Important Information

There is strong language and adult references throughout. Loud bangs and the sound of gunfire.

Important information

Running time
2 hours and 20 minutes (including an interval)
Booking Until
Sat, 24 November 2018

Soldier On Cast


Nicholas Clarke

Thomas Craig

Sarah Jane Davis

Stephanie Greenwood

Mark Griffin

Max Hamilton-Mackenzie

Dean Helliwell

Rekha John-Cheriyan

Drew Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Tom Leigh
Understudy/Deputy Stage Manager

Cassidy Little

Steve Morgan

Lizzie Mounter

Ellie Nunn

Robert Portal

Mike Prior

David Solomon

Philip Spencer

Hayley Thompson

Zoe Zak

Soldier On Critics & Reviews

"A warm, uplifting show ahead of Remembrance Day"?
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail


The Sunday Times

Evening Standard

Former soldier Jonathan Lewis has written this new play, about a gang of veterans who get together to stage a show. This band of brothers will explore leaving military life, surviving PTSD, and finding new purpose.
Time Out
Venue Info

The Other Palace

12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA


The Other Palace

Address:12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace will officially open its doors in February 2017, and will be a home and breeding ground for musicals at various stages of development. The Other Palace will focus on four key areas: programming, creative use of spaces, musical theatre development and audience engagement.

The main theatre will be the heart of The Other Palace, where the programme will consist of full productions, work in progress productions and festivals of new work. By day the studio will be available for composers, librettists, lyricists, directors and choreographers to discover and create new material. By night the space will build on the current St. James Studio model to offer a diverse programme including cabaret, music, musical theatre and crossover acts. A series of unique platforming opportunities for musical theatre in development will also be introduced in the studio; further details will be announced in due course. The theatre will feature an open mic bar in the hope that it becomes a genuine hub for anyone interested in the musical.


The Other Palace is fully accessible, with wheelchair access available to auditoriums, our bar and The Other Naughty Piglet. We offer half-price tickets for access patrons and a companion on selected price bands.


Wheelchair seats and step-free access is back row only in the Theatre. Please note that the auditorium does have a fairly steep rake and we would recommend those that have difficulty walking/mobility issues to sit towards the rear of the auditorium (Rows M&N)

We have a Sennheiser infrared hearing system in operation in the Theatre with two types of hearing devices available to customers. Headphones that amplify the sound or a necklace loop that can work in conjunction with your hearing aid.


Our Studio is unreserved seating but our Box Office are happy to help reserve a space to suit your needs. Please note that we do not have a hearing system in place in the studio.

The theatre does not have its own disabled parking, however there is one bay situated on Palace Street.

Guide Dogs

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.

Facilities At The Other Palace 

Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Wheelchair accessible

Nearest tube: Victoria
Tube lines: Victoria, District, Circle
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Victoria
Bus numbers: Routes 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, 148 all pass near the theatre
Night bus numbers: Victoria Bus Station) 24, 36, 148, C2, N2, N11, N16, N38, N44, N52, N73, N136
Car park: Eccleston Bridge Road
Within congestion zone?: No