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The Unknown Soldier

Alastair Marriott creates a new work for The Royal Ballet, to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War I.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of The Unknown Soldier. It was last on stage 20–29 November 2018 as part of the Autumn 2018/19 season.


Alastair Marriott has created numerous works for The Royal Ballet, including Being and Having Been, Tanglewood and Sensorium. His pieces are inspired by a wide range of sources, from Children of Adam, a response to Walt Whitman's poems, to Connectome, a visually stunning collaboration with designer Es Devlin, inspired by theories of neuroscience. Marriott's new ballet The Unknown Soldier, another collaboration with Devlin, imagines the story of individuals caught up in the turmoil of war. Set to a commissioned score from Dario Marianelli (Darkest Hour, Anna Karenina, Atonement), it will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.