Bully Boy

By Sandi Toksvig

Bully Boy
Paperback, 56 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781848422964
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 23rd August 2012
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Category: All-male cast, Drama, English, Full length plays, Modern drama (post-1945), Plays for two performers, Politics & war

Series: NHB Modern Plays

Cast Notes: 2m (a senior officer and a young soldier)

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Staging: Can be simply staged
Amateur rights performance fee: £75.00 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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Downloadable Guide Sheet: BullyBoy.pdf

A ferociously gripping play that tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers with startling insight.

Falklands War veteran Major Oscar Hadley is sent to a combat zone to probe allegations of severe misconduct by Eddie Clark, a young squaddie from Burnley and part of a self-styled ‘Bully Boy’ unit of the British Army. As the interrogation develops, Oscar begins to discover that ‘truth’ in a modern insurgency can be a point of view rather than a fact.

Blog Entry: Sandi Toksvig on why she wrote Bully Boy. 'In Vietnam, it took an average of 50,000 rounds of ammunition to kill one enemy soldier. The truth is if the Americans had really wanted to be efficient on the battlefield, they would have been better off with bows and arrows.' Read on >>

Fine, absorbing and remarkably accomplished… delves, with sensitivity, into an issue of burning relevance.

- The Telegraph

Well known and loved as a broadcaster, comedian and author, Sandi Toksvig’s other work for the stage includes the musical Big Night Out at the Little Palace Theatre (Watford Palace) and The Pocket Dream (Nottingham Playhouse/West End).

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