A play by Jonathan Lewis, Our Boys is based on his own experience in the army. It is an honest and funny tale about five young soldiers who are recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty and killing nothing but time. Their daily routine consists of TV, lonely hearts ads and banter, which is shattered by the arrival of a young officer.
There is camaraderie amongst this unlikely band of brothers, but it is jeopardised by a dangerous incident and an act of betrayal. There are charges of miscondut looming and the accusations naturally start to fly. It is now that the fighting really begins.
Fired by anger at the neglect of our wounded heroes, Our Boys remains as relevant now as was in 1993, when it won a Best New Play award. This first West End production comes from the creative team behind international hit Journey’s End.
The cast includes Cian Barry (New Tricks, Shameless); Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series and was recently nominated for an acting award for his role in BBC One’s The Syndicate; Laurence Fox is best known for his leading role as DS Hathaway in ITV drama Lewis and last seen in the West End in Treats (Garrick); Arthur Darvill plays Rory Williams in Doctor Who, with other TV credits including He Kills Coppers and The Verdict and his last London stage appearance was in Doctor Faustus (Globe); Lewis Reeves (Doctors, Holby City).
Tickets are on sale now for Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End from 26th September at TheatreTickets.net