Further casting has been announced for Rachel Kavanaugh’s production, touring the UK from the 8th February.
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. This highly-charged moral drama will have audiences gripped by the heart-tugging decisions faced by each of The Winslow Family. Where will their sacrifices leave them and what is really at stake?
Opening at the Chichester Festival Theatre before embarking on a UK tour, further casting for Rachel Kavanaugh’s production of Terence Rattigan’s play has been announced.
Joining the previously confirmed Tessa Peake-Jones (BBC 1’s Only Fools and Horses, ITV’s Grantchester) as Grace Winslow and Aden Gillett (BBC 1’s The House of Elliot) as Arthur Winslow will be Timothy Watson who is best known for his role as Rob Titchener in BBC Radio 4’s long-running dramatic favourite The Archers and joins the cast to play barrister Sir Robert Morton.
Other cast members joining the production includes Misha Butler (making his stage debut as Ronnie Winslow), Dorothea Myer-Bennett as Catherine and Theo Bamber as Dickie. The cast is completed by Soo Drouet as the Winslow’s Maid, Violet and Sarah Lambie who appears as reporter Miss Barnes.
The tour dates for the production are as follows:
8 – 17 Feb Chichester Festival Theatre www.cft.org.uk
21 Feb – 3 March Birmingham Rep Theatre www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
5 – 10 March Bath Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk
12 – 17 March Oxford Playhouse www.oxfordplayhouse.com
26 – 31 March Cambridge Arts Theatre www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
9 – 14 April Salford The Lowry www.thelowry.com
16 – 21 April Cheltenham Everyman Theatre www.everymantheatre.org.uk
23 – 28 April Brighton Theatre Royal www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton
1- 5 May Belfast Grand Opera House www.goh.co.uk
8 – 12 May Richmond, Richmond Theatre www.atgtickets.com/richmond
14 – 19 May Canterbury Marlowe Theatre www.marlowetheatre.com