Rattigan’s best workDaily Telegraph
From the producers of Single Spies, a major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s best-loved play opens at Chichester in February.
Having been expelled from the Royal Naval 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. This gripping masterpiece is engrossing for Rattigan lovers or newcomers 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?
Terence Rattigan is one of Britain’s greatest playwrights. His play about the life of T.E. Lawrence, Ross, received rave reviews during its revival in Festival 2016. Olivier-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh returns to Chichester to direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses,Grantchester) 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.
Prologue members booking opens
Saturday 16 September