The Old Vic Theatre welcomes a host of worthwhile shows in 2013 and among them is the Terence Rattigan classic The Winslow Boy from March. Based on a true story and also the subject of a 1948 film of the same name, the play has been a well received and widely staged production ever since it was first seen by audiences in 1946. So its return in 2013 is bound to be a welcome one, only two years after the centenary celebrations of Rattigan’s birth in 2011, which saw the staging of some of his best known works.
The plot centres upon a real life incident that threatened to destroy the standing of the Winslow family in their community, whilst also threatening to ruin the life of the son – the so-called Winslow boy of the title. The boy attends the Royal Naval College in Osborne and is accused of stealing a postal order, leading to his expulsion. His father fights to clear his name, hoping that they will then be able to keep their standing amongst their peers and allow his son to live his life without an appalling reputation.
There are various things that will draw audiences to the Old Vic Theatre for The Winslow Boy. The show is a part of a season that also includes James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Much Ado About Nothing, in addition to Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird Of Youth.
Meanwhile, this production also boasts a highly acclaimed director in Lindsay Posner, who has worked on a wide range of London theatre productions over the years in the West End, at the National Theatre and beyond. Early 2013 has seen him bring The Turn Of The Screw to the Almeida Theatre, whilst other recent productions include Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville Theatre and Abigail’s Party at the Wyndham’s Theatre. His career goes back to the 1980s when he was the Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre.
And as he tackled Rattigan’s famous play The Winslow Boy, audiences will be certain to head to the Old Vic Theatre in high numbers as it begins its run on Tuesday 19th March 2013 (previews from Friday 8th March 2013).
|Booking From:||Friday, 8th March 2013|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 25th May 2013|
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