Our Boys - Duchess Theatre

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Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street

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(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.

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The Duchess Theatre in the West End will be welcoming one of its new shows in September as “Our Boys” opens its doors with Arthur Darvill among those taking on a lead role. With “The Hurly Burly Show” preceding it in the summer it will provide a stark contrast to the previous show on its stage as Jonathan Lewis’s 1995 play returns to the capital. It will be a great opportunity to witness a play with some tried and tested performers, with Darvill best known for playing Rory in “Doctor Who” and Laurence Fox known for appearing in “Lewis”.

The show was said to have been penned by Lewis as a response to the neglect of wounded soldiers in the line of duty and this is reflected in its subject matter as we focus on five young soldiers who are recouping in the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital and passing the time with games, humorous chatter, television and pornography. But this status quo does not last and soon an officer joins them and they disguise their insults to them with humour, eventually leading to a birthday party that causes them to face charges of misconduct. So this story of betrayal of infighting really takes hold.

Viewers will be captivated from beginning to end with “Our Boys”, particularly with gripping performances from its cast. Darvill, amongst them, appears on the stage following a range of credits that he has to his name and was most recently seen onstage in the capital in “Doctor Faustus” at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. However, his career has included numerous movies and television credits which have proven him to be an easily identifiable talent. From “Doctor Who” to movies like “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”, he has carved out a career that is continuously on the rise.

“Our Boys” will stand out in a busy West End later in 2012, surely attracting audiences that will be eager to see this gripping play that already won over audiences at its premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 1995. Those that pick up theatre tickets surely won’t be disappointed.

“Our Boys” runs at the Duchess Theatre from Wednesday 3rd October 2012 (previews from Wednesday 26th September 2012) until Saturday 15th December 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 15th December 2012
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.45pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Show Status: production_closed
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