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Bully Boy

Bully Boy

By Sandi Toksvig
Series: NHB Modern Plays
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848422964, 56 pages, February 2013


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.


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

- Telegraph