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.
Written with startling insight by author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, Bully Boy was first performed at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in 2011.
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'Telegraph