UK Playwright, Director and Actor


PLAYWRIGHT

Ross Ericson's The Unknown Soldier officially SOLD-OUT at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and received many 4 and 5 stars reviews including from The Scotsman and FringeGuru. The play has now been published by Methuen Drama and will be touring the UK until 2018.

Ross' new solo piece Gratiano will be at Brighton Fringe, Buxton Fringe and at the Assembly Hall at Edinburgh Fringe. This challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' was workshopped at Edfringe 2016 garnering 4 and 5 stars from ThreeWeeks and British Theatre Guide.

Most recently Ross was Dramaturge and Director for Red Dragonfly Productions' Taking Flight New Writing Competition and Festival, mentoring and providing dramaturgic advice and guidance to new writers from the British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities in the UK. The production sold-out in London's New Diorama Theatre and garnered two 4 stars reviews from Everything Theatre and LiveTheatreUK

Ross' critically acclaimed adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones has been licensed by California based LA Theatre Works, to be produced as a radio play, and his play Casualties, directed by Harry Burton, was chosen for the opening season of the new Park Theatre at Finsbury Park in 2013, and was nominated for OffWestend Award-Best New Play. It is published by Methuen Drama.

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Plays

Gratiano (2016), produce by Grist to the Mill at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 @ Spotlites

DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan (2015), adaptation of Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms, produced by Red Dragonfly Productions 2015-2016

The Unknown Soldier (2015), produce by Grist to the Mill at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 @ Spotlites

The Autumn of Han (2013), adaptation of Chinese classic The Sorrow of Han, produced by Red Dragonfly Productions 2013-2015

Casualties (2013), produced by Grist to the Mill at Park Theatre 2013, nominated for OffWestEnd Award-Best New Play

Life (2013), produced by Grist to the Mill at Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Punchline (2011), produced by Grist to the Mill at The Vibe 2012 and Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Tom Jones (2004), adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, produced by Giant Olive at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre 2011

For more information of Ross' individual plays, please go to www.gristtheatre.co.uk

 

Reviews

"A surprising and startlingly intelligent script" - Catherine Lamm, British Theatre Guide on Gratiano

"Ericson’s writing is strong to give it vividness, and he does a good job of expressing a range of emotions, from despair to wry humour" - Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman on The Unknown Soldier 

"[Ericson is] a playwright with promise... trace of Pinter in his handling of dialogue- Jane Shilling, Telegraph on Casualties

"Ericson does not offer us any definite answers and denies us a resolution: this is a brave choice which serves the content well.- Ninaz Khodaiji , OneStopArts on Casualties 

"Ericson sets up plot expectations, then avoids them... Ericson is not making propaganda, but skilfully weaves his human story to create a modern experience- Timothy Ramsden, Reviewsgate on Casualties

"[Ericson's] dialogue is beautifully naturalistic and there is a clear understanding of relationships... giving the actors so much to work with- Dan Philips, BargainTheatre on Casualties

"[Ericson] demonstrates an excellent grasp of what makes good drama as well as creating terrific roles for the four-strong cast- Lucy Popescu, TheatreWorld on Casualties

"One has to give the author [Ericson] ... full credit for being bold enough to climb a ladder of meta-levels- Alina Velias, Remotegoat on Punchline

"Ericson must be commended for managing to reduce a novel featuring no less than eighteen books into a play of such perfect proportions," - James Buxton, Extra!Extra! on Tom Jones


ACTOR

Ross Ericson is currently touring and performing in his 5-star solo shows: The Unknown Soldier and Gratiano

Ross has been acting since the mid 1990s and has appeared in productions of Othello, Teechers, Macbeth, A Man for All Seasons, and The Little Shop of Horrors and, more recently, as Lennie in Of Mice and Men (Lighthouse, Poole), a Corner man/Bailiff in Sucker Punch (Royal Court, London), Ben in The Dumb Waiter (The Mill Theatre, Guildford), Number 4 in Fewer Emergencies (The Print Room, London), Pembroke/Austria in King John (Union Theatre, London), Ned in Parlour Song (Cockpit Theatre, London), Jake in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Riverside Studios, London) and The Stage Manager in Our Town (Apollo Theatre Company, Touring). 

 

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DIRECTORIAL WORK

2017, Taking Flight Festival, THEATRE, UK Tour

2015, DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan, THEATRE, UK Tour

2014, The Autumn of Han, THEATRE, UK Tour

2013, Life, THEATRE, at Edfringe

2013, The Princess and The Pea, THEATRE, at Edfringe

2013, The Autumn of Han, THEATRE, at Edfringe

2012, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton/ The Interview, THEATRE, at TheVibe

2012, Punchline, THEATRE, at TheVibe

2004, Tom Jones, THEATRE, at Edfringe

 

CURRENTLY...

Ross Ericson will be performing his new theatre piece Gratiano in 2017 at Brighton Fringe Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He is also touring and performing in The Unknown Soldier till 2018.

Please go to www.gristtheatre.co.uk for more information.