Our Boys

West End season, Autumn 2012.

Review highlights of the West End 2012 production below,

 ‘Performed with a terrific spiky verve by a crack cast.’  Independent
 ‘Packs a punch… an excellent ensemble performance.’  Financial Times
 ‘Terrific sense of edgy camaraderie… a pleasure to watch.’  Evening Standard
 ‘Nailing the comedy to the wall… the cast spark off each other brilliantly.’  Time Out
 ‘Lewis’ punchy play… comes out with all guns blazing.’  Sunday Times – Critics’ Choice
 ‘Rings true and offers both hilarious and harrowing moments.’ Independent on Sunday
 ‘Storms the West End in a brilliantly cast, superbly acted revival.’  Whatsonstage.com

The cast of Our Boys, West End production 2012Based on the author’s own army experience, Our Boys is both searingly honest and explosively funny.

Five young soldiers are killing nothing but time as they recover from injuries incurred in the line of duty. Suddenly, their daily routine of TV, lonely hearts ads and banter is shattered by the arrival of a young officer. The camaraderie of this unlikely band of brothers is soon jeopardised by a dangerous incident and an act of betrayal.

With charges of misconduct looming, accusations fly – and the fighting really starts. 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.

Our Boys plays the West End’s intimate Duchess Theatre for a strictly limited 12-week season this Autumn, from 26 September to 15 December.

The London cast is Cian Barry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Laurence Fox, Matthew Lewis and Lewis Reeves.

What the papers said about the original production…

‘Darkly gripping. Dirty, funny and heartbreakingly realistic.’
Mail on Sunday

‘There is no mistaking the production’s raw power, its humour and its bracing pity.’
Daily Telegraph

‘As heartbreaking as it is hilarious and I cannot recommend it too strongly.’
Daily Mail

‘Darkly gripping. Dirty, funny and heartbreakingly realistic.’
Mail on Sunday

‘Thoroughly genuine and extremely funny.’
Time Out

‘Some of the funniest dialogue to be heard on the West End stage.’
Sunday Express

‘Very sharply written, bristles with one-liners.’
The Independent

‘Full of muscle and feeling. Highly recommended.’
Sunday Times