Jonathan Lewis Directs An Updated OUR BOYS at Edinburgh Fringe; Full Cast Announced
Jonathan Lewis will direct an updated version of his critically acclaimed play Our Boys in a brand-new production premiering at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, running at PQA Venues @Riddle's Court (venue 277) from 3 - 27 August (excl. 8, 15, 22) at 20:30.
Updated from the original setting of 1984 to 2010, in the aftermath of what is known as 'Herrick IX', the Op name given to the combat operations in Afghanistan in 2008/9, the story follows six young soldiers placed together in a hospital ward as some of them recover from their injuries sustained during combat. Through laughter, anger, joy and despair, this all-new production takes the audience inside the often-closed world of recovery of our servicemen highlighting the unspoken struggles our service men and women can face, showing the strong, unbreakable bonds formed. It is a play that is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious.
The cast will be comprised of members of the Q Productions Rep Company: Nick Howden-Steenstra as POSH, Michael Larcombe as Ian, Christopher Alan Lowry as Keith, Alastair Natkiel as Mick, Declan Perring as Joe and Charlie Quirke as Parry.
Jonathan Lewis has worked extensively as an actor, writer and director for over twenty years, and he has won a number of awards for his work. His first play was Our Boys, which he also directed at the Soho Theatre, Derby Playhouse and at The Donmar Warehouse. Our Boys had a major West End revival in 2012, directed by David Grindley. Jonathan is currently working on a trilogy for the theatre entitled Education, Education, Education. The first part, called A Level Playing Field, was premiered at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2015. The second part, The Be All and End All, in which Jonathan performed alongside Imogen Stubbs, premiered at York Theatre Royal in May 2018 before touring.
To book tickets for Our Boys visit: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/our-boys