Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Theatre review: Bully Boy
Bully Boy follows the growing friendship between two army men of different generations, wounded in different wars. Wheelchair-bound from his time in the Falklands, Major Oscar Hadley (Anthony Andrews) now conducts investigations into cases of gross misconduct on the front. Private Eddie Clark (Joshua Miles) is in a regiment nicknamed the Bully Boys, and a member of a unit accused of murdering a local child on tour in Iraq or Afghanistan (Eddie admits his own father can't remember which it is he's been sent to.) The two-hander looks like it'll follow Oscar's investigation into the events, but when a bomb blast kills the rest of the unit, leaving Eddie the only one with knowledge of what really happened, the two men are sent back to the UK where Eddie's behaviour becomes ever more unpredictable.
Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig is booking until the 27th of October at the St James Theatre.
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes straight through.