Cian Barry, Arthur Darvill and Laurence Fox will star in a 12-week limited season of Jonathan Lewis’ Our Boys at the Duchess theatre this autumn.
Written from Lewis’ own experience, Our Boys is a funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty.
Directed by David Grindley, the production will play from 26 September (press night 3 October) until 15 December. The trio will star as young soldiers 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. When the camaraderie of this unlikely band of brothers is jeopardised by an act of betrayal, the fighting really begins.
Barry, Darvill and Fox are all best known for their roles on screen. Barry has appeared in New Tricks, Titanic, Shameless and Waking The Dead, Darvill is well known for his role as Rory Williams in the hugely successful BBC series Doctor Who and Fox stars in ITV’s drama series Lewis.
On stage Barry most recent appeared in The Member Of The Wedding at the Young Vic and The Rivals at Southwark Playhouse. Darvill has appeared in the RSC’s Soft Cops and last year starred in Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe. Fox’s credits include Mrs Warren’s Profession and Treats in the West End and Tis A Pity She’s A Whore at Southwark Playhouse.
Our Boys sees Grindley reunite with design team Jonathan Fensom (Design), Jason Taylor (Lighting) and Gregory Clarke (Sound). The group have collaborated on many of Grindley’s previous West End productions including Journey’s End, Abigail’s Party and the Old Vic theatre’s Six Degrees Of Separation.
Our Boys will follow The Hurly Burly Show – Naughty But Nice which plays at the Duchess theatre from 2 July to 22 September.