The production will begin performances at the Donmar Warehouse from the 2nd June 2023.
Rehearsal images have now been released for Katy Rudd’s (Ocean at the End of the Lane, Eureka Day) production of When Winston Went to War With the Wirelss – the new play by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play, His Dark Materials for BBC One).
The world premiere of the play is set to star: Kitty Archer, Ravin J Ganatra, Haydn Gwynne, Mariam Haque, Kevin McMonagle, Luke Newberry, Seb Philpott, Elliott Rennie, Laura Rogers, Shubham Saraf, alongside Stephen Campbell Moore as John Reith and Adrian Scarborough as Winston Churchill.
In May 1926 Britain grinds to a halt, as workers down tools for The General Strike.
With the printing presses shut down, the only sources of news are the government’s The British Gazette, edited by Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill, and the independent, fledgling British Broadcasting Company, led by John Reith. What follows is a fierce battle for control of the news and who gets to define the truth.
The creative team behind the production includes: Designer Laura Hopkins, Sound Designers Ben and Max Ringham, Lighting Designer Howard Hudson, Movement Director Scott Graham, Composer Gary Yershon and Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG.
When Winston Went to War With the Wireless will play at the Donmar Warehouse from the 2nd June until the 29th July 2023.