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My Grandfather's Great War

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The Stage Awards 2008 - Best Solo Show Nomination.

This new 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 video excerpts below are taken from the show's Edinburgh fringe 2008 season and give a flavour of this powerful production.

Performed by Cameron Stewart - Directed and adapted by David Benson
Sound by Tom Lishman - Lighting by Phil Spencer Hunter
Produced by James Seabright
© James Seabright 2008 - All Rights Reserved