Our Boys (2011)

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by Jonathan Lewis

Poster by Poster Designer

Directed by Stephen East

Performances: Tuesday, 1st November 2011 to Saturday, 5th November 2011, Bell Theatre


1984. Five young soldiers, among them veterans of the troubles in Northern Ireland and the Hyde Park bombing who are killing nothing but time in a military hospital with TV, games, pornography and cynical humour as their only means of mental escape. Tensions arise however when a young officer is billeted with them ... and then the fighting really starts. Fired by the author’s anger at the Army’s neglect of its wounded heroes ‘Our Boys’ is explosively funny, perceptive and surprisingly tender. The play is fiercely current in the wake of accusations of poor equipment of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It won the Best Fringe Play Award from The Writers’ Guild for its author Jonathan Lewis.


Trooper Joe Morgan - Surya Bajracharya

Ranger Keith Malone - Matthew Platt

Gunner Michael Speedy - Gabriel Rodriguez-Cleary

Fusilier David Parry - Louis J Parker

Potential Officer Oliver Menzies - Ben Hayward

Rifleman Ian Cribbins - Jamael Westman


Thank You

The Park for rehearsal space Phil Gammon - Photographer Alan Buckman for help and support Trinity Hospice

External Links

  • Cast member Jamael Westman is currently playing the lead role in Hamilton in the West End