Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow Family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal.
Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a courageous and often delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time.
‘Masterful Rattigan puts press and politicians in the dock’ The Guardian
This gripping masterpiece play is engrossing for Rattigan lovers or new-comers alike. A highly-charged moral drama that will have you gripped by the heart-tugging decisions facing each member of the Winslow Family. Where will their sacrifices leave them and what is really at stake?
‘Rattigan’s best work’ The Daily Telegraph
Terence Rattigan is one of Britain’s greatest playwrights. His work has played in the West End, Broadway and been made into countless radio plays, films and TV adaptations. An outstanding literary master who’s plays include; Flare Path, The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea and French Without Tears.
Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, Grantchester) stars as Grace Winslow wife of Arthur Winslow, played by Aden Gillett (House of Eliott, Holby City), the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son.
Also starring Timothy Watson, who is best known for the role of Rob Titchener in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.
Charmaine Collison and her husband, Roger, went to review The Winslow Boy for us on Monday 9th April 2018 at The Lowry, Salford Quays. This is what they had to say about this sophisticated production…
The lady’s point of view…
The Winslow Boy at The Lowry Theatre, which without a doubt has to have the most comfortable seats in Manchester’s theatres and excellent views from any seat, is a truly wonderful evening’s or afternoon’s entertainment. The set was beautifully authentic to the period the costumes delightful and the acting throughout superb.Misha Butler as the youngster of the title did an excellent job in his professional stage debut.In fact all members of the cast helped to make the play a pleasure to watch in fact wish it could have gone on longer would have loved to see the trial.
Score 10/10 *****
Charmaine Collison (Wife) Trusted Reviewer from Manchester
The gentleman’s point of view…
Really enjoyed seeing Fools and Horses Raquel again and she certainly proved what a talented actress Tessa Peake Jones is as she portrayed the loving but rather worried wife and mother.
Score 10/10 *****
Roger (Husband) Trusted Reviewer from Manchester
Lady’s Score – 10/10
Gentleman’s Score – 10/10
Total Score – 20/20 *****