2017-06-28 19:00:00 Play Reading: The Winslow Boy, T Rattigan
Our next play reading evening will be on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 7pm at the usual venue (see email for details).
The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan was first performed in 1948. Ronnie Winslow has been asked to leave his Naval college for apparently stealing a postal order from a fellow cadet. The play recounts the story of the Winslow family's struggle to clear their son's name and the stain on the family reputation. Ronnie's father Arthur Winslow and his sister Catherine, a suffragette, enlist the help of the family lawyer and ultimately Sir Robert Morton, leading advocate, to sue the Admiralty.
Apart from the intrinsic drama of the story as it unfolds, the play is notable for showing the dramatic effect of this struggle on the Winslow family members, moral and financial. The play has 6 male and 4 female parts. It was made into a film in 1949 and more recently a tv adaptation. The Old Vic revived it very successfully in 2013.
Please reply to Roger Thorn (cf. email for contact details) as soon as possible if you wish to join. There will be the usual cash participation of 5€ per head.