David Tennant is attending the Press Night of Our Boys The Play at The Duchess Theatre in London’s West End tonight.The play stars Cian Barry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Laurence Fox (Billie’s husband), Matthew Lewis and Lewis Reeves.Also in attendance are Billie Piper, Rupert Grint, Steven Moffat and Matt Smith.
We spoke to Arthur about a stage version of Our Boys along with the writer of the story Jonathan Lewis.
Jonathan explains that the story is based on his own experiences of life in a military hospital which makes the play very funny and very honest.
Arthur tells us that he has met some fantastic young soldiers who have been injured in conflict as part of his preparation for his role as Parry
Arthur also tells us about his forthcoming exit from Doctor Who saying people should be ready for tears.
Arthur will be in Doctor Who on Saturday on BBC One at 7.20pm.
The play ‘Our Boys’ opens at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3rd October, with previews from Wednesday 26 September.
Mild spoilers in this here video.
Arthur Darvill, the actor who plays companion Rory Pond in Doctor Who, will soon be appearing alongside Lewis’s Laurence Fox in the first ever West End production of Jonathan Lewis’s Our Boys.
The play, which is both a funny and honest account of the experiences of five young soldiers recuperating from injuries sustained in battle, will open at London’s Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3 October.
Our Boys, which was named Best New Play at the 1993 Writers’ Guild Fringe Awards, sees the injured troops’ quiet life of TV and light-hearted banter shattered by the arrival of an unwanted authority figure in their midst: a young, hard-line officer straight from Sandhurst.
Rounding out the cast are actors Matthew Lewis, better known as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films; Cian Barry, who appeared in ITV’s Titanic mini-series; and stage talents Jolyon Coy and Lewis Reeves.