RETURN OF THE SOLDIER
BY TIM SAUNDERS (BOOK & LYRICS) AND CHARLES MILLER (MUSIC)

ARIA ENTERTAINMENT AND GUY JAMES
HOPE MILL THEATRE, MANCHESTER 6- 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
THE NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH 2- 6 OCTOBER 2018

CAST 

Christopher Baldry – Chris Jenkins
Kitty Baldry – Tessa Kadler
Dr Anderson – Marc Pickering
Jenny Baldry – Esme Sears
Margaret Grey – Naomi Slights

PRODUCTION

Directed by Charlotte Westenra
Designed by Simon Anthony Wells
Musical direction by Daniel Jarvis
Choreography by Matthew Cole
Lighting design by Aaron Dootson
Rehearsal photographer Pamela Raith
Production photographer Phil Tragen

REVIEWS

★★★★ ”Flawless Performances”
Manchester Evening News

★★★★ “Charlotte Westenra’s persuasive, good-looking production… Well-acted, brilliantly sung and wholly relevant depiction of the personal cost of war”
The Stage

★★★★★ “Delicately directed by Charlotte Westenra… Full of heart and achingly beautiful, The Return of The Soldier is a simply stunning must-see.”
Opening Night 

★★★★★ ”Charlotte Westenra has done a superb job… a fabulous production.” 
North West End

★★★★★ “A heart-aching story told in a completely consuming way”
Sincerely Amy

★★★★★ “Directed with great sensitivity and precision by Charlotte Westenra”
The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "Skillfully directed by Charlotte Westenra… not to be missed.”
Frankly My Dear  

★★★★ “Startlingly impressive performances”
Northern Soul 

”Charlotte Westenra brings a powerful immediacy to the wartime tale of lost innocence & damaged lives. Perceptive performances, real emotional depth & immaculate vocals. Genuinely moving.”
Circle and Stalls

“Charlotte Westenra’s confident direction pulls these talents together to provide a strikingly memorable theatrical experience.”
Confidential

“Charlotte Westenra directs with a real sense of scale… We don’t give star ratings or scores. But if we did? A ten from Glenn!”
I 🖤 Manchester 

REHEARSAL PHOTOS
by Pamela Raith