A major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s astonishingly involving classic family drama comes to Oxford Playhouse with Tessa Peake-Jones and Aden Gillett.
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 principled English values of 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 delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time.
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.
Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.
From Chichester Festival Theatre & Birmingham Repertory Theatre
By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh