Our Boys to Run at West End's Duchess Theatre Beginning in September

News   Our Boys to Run at West End's Duchess Theatre Beginning in September
 
Our Boys, Jonathan Lewis' autobiographically inspired play about the experiences of young soldiers recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty, is to be revived for a West End run, beginning performances Sept. 26 prior to an official opening Oct. 3 at the Duchess Theatre.

The play was originally seen at London's Cockpit and Donmar Warehouse theatres and the Derby Playhouse between 1993 and 1995. This new production will reunite the principal creative team of another play set amongst soldiers, Journey's End, that played in the West End and on Broadway: director David Grindley, designer Jonathan Fensom, lighting designer Jason Taylor and Tony-winning sound designer Gregory Clarke.

In the play, five young soldiers are killing nothing but time when their daily routine of TV, lonely hearts ads and light-hearted banter is shattered by the arrival of an unwelcome authority figure: a young officer fresh from Sandhurst. The camaraderie of this unlikely band of brothers is soon jeopardized by a dangerous incident and an act of betrayal. With charges of misconduct looming, accusations fly – and then the fighting really starts.

The cast includes Cian Barry, Arthur Darvill and Laurence Fox.

Barry, who plays Keith, played Billy Bibbit in the UK tour of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and also appeared in (The Member Of The Wedding (Young Vic) and The Rivals (Southwark Playhouse).

Darvill, who plays Parry, was seen as Rory Williams in TV's "Doctor Who." Stage credits include Doctor Faustus for Shakespeare's Globe, Been so Long at the Young Vic, Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville and Terre Haute at Trafalgar Studios 2 and tour. Fox, who plays Joe, is best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the ITV drama series "Lewis." Stage credits include Peter Hall's production of Mrs. Warren's Profession (Novello), Tis Pity She's a Whore (Southwark Playhouse) and Christopher Hampton's Treats (Garrick).

To book tickets contact the box office on 0844 482 9672, or visit www.ourboystheplay.com for further details.

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