'The Unknown Soldier and His Wife' 

by Sir Peter Ustinov

 

June 2012

Synopsis

The Unknown Soldier goes off to die in 2,000 years' worth of battles, before finally deciding not to go to war again. We meet not only the Soldier and His Wife, but also the General who keeps ordering him to go to war and the Priest who attempts to justify it.

The French Revolution

The French Revolution

The Unknown Soldier & His Wife

The Unknown Soldier & His Wife

Full cast

Full cast

'The Archbishop' blesses the troops

'The Archbishop' blesses the troops

The Romans

The Romans

The Crusades

The Crusades

The Crusaders

The Crusaders

The General exhorts his troops

The General exhorts his troops

"Close all the theatres!"

"Close all the theatres!"

Decadence

Decadence

In the trenches

In the trenches

'Hello'

'Hello'

Cast

The Sergeant (Andrew Muffett); Soldier 35914 (Gill Lewisohn); The General (Gordon James); The Rebel (Hannah Johnson); The Wife (Natalie Brown); The Archbishop (Simon Crutchley); Soldier 14768 (Ellie Muffett); Soldier 71696 (Charlotte Buck);  The Unknown Soldier (Kelvin Buck); Soldier 94343 (Kathryn Hedger); The Enemy Leader (John Mills); The Inventor (Sarah Edwards); The Woman (Steph Armer)

 

Director: Kit Muffett