The Known Soldier

Written and directed by Jeff Pitcher.

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  • The Known Soldier Photo by Peter Buckle 2014
  • The Known Soldier Photo by Peter Buckle 2014
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  • The Known Soldier 2014 season photo
  • The Known Soldier 2014 season photo

Show Description

Tommy Ricketts is the youngest soldier in the British Empire to ever be awarded the Victoria Cross. This is a poignant and heart-felt portrayal of his life as boy in Middle Arm, White Bay through his traumatic experiences in World War I as soldier with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment to his later years as a quiet recluse in St. John’s.



  • Director: Jeff Pitcher
  • Stage Manager: Sarah White
  • Set Design: Brian Ball
  • Costume Design: Lindsay Code
  • Lighting Design: Laura Penney
  • Sound Design: Laura Penney

What People Are Saying

I am a retired high school (History) teacher with a special interest in the world wars (1 & 2) and Newfoundland's involvements and sacrifice. I loved this production and will recommend it to my friends. Super! Super! Richard Park, Gillams, NL

A remarkable professional performance. Three brilliant portrayals. An achievement in storytelling and acting. Well done. Dr. Lloyd Brown-John, Kingsville, ON

Excellent-impressive writing, acting and great staging. J. Cheeseman & J. Harries, Edinburgh, Scotland

We thought this was a moving production of an interesting, topically relevant play. The acting from all three cast members was flawless as were the vocal performances. A good night all round. Andrew Grendale & Rona Leadley, Great Waltham Essex, England

Absolutely fantastic. I just loved this show. Very good actors. Georgina Paradise, St. Moure, NB

Excellent production. I really enjoyed it all-costuming, artistic director, acting-all were excellent. G. Wilcox, North Carolina, USA

Powerful-We will visit the memorial, met 2 men that knew him during the break. M. B. Matthews, Vineland, ON