London’s Duchess Theatre have cast Arthur Darvill – otherwise known as Rory Williams/Pond in the first ever West End production of Jonathan Lewis’ Our Boys.
Arthur will be starring alongside Lawrence Fox (DS Hathaway in Lewis, and husband of Billie Piper) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films).
Based 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 runs at the Duchess Theatre from Wednesday 26th September and ends Saturday 15th December. Tickets are on sale now from £10, and can be booked online or by calling the theatre’s box office at 0844 482 9672 (open 24 hours).