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Deborah Findlay and More in The Winslow Boy at the Old Vic Theatre

Sunday, 17th Feb 2013  

Charlie Rowe and Sia Berkeley Also Cast in the Upcoming Production Alongside Previously Announced Henry Goodman

News emerged recently regarding the upcoming production of The Winslow Boy, which is set to open at The Old Vic Theatre in March. It was last in the news when Henry Goodman was announced in a lead role and it is a casting revelation that brings it back to the spotlight as a long list of actors are detailed.

Among them are Deborah Findlay, Charlie Rowe and Sia Berkeley, whilst the rest of the cast includes Naomi Frederick, Stephen Joseph, Nick Hendrix, Wendy Nottingham, Peter Sullivan, Jay Villiers and Richard Teverson. The production will be directed by the acclaimed Lindsay Posner.

Those with London theatre tickets will see a story penned by Terence Rattigan in which a young teenager called Ronnie Winslow (Rowe) is accused of stealing postal orders and is subsequently expelled from the Royal Naval College. This leads to a lengthy fight for him to clear his name, with his family attempting to put the matter to rest, hopefully ensuring their standing with their peers and also ensuring that the eponymous Winslow boy will not have a life tarnished with a bad reputation. Set in 1908 and based on a true story (though in reality it took place earlier than 1908), Rattigan used court transcripts and parliamentary debates to weave together the narrative.

Findlay appears in the show on the back of numerous credits, which are mostly confined to television drama, where she has appeared in the likes of The Last Train, Foyle’s War, Cranford, Torchwood and Silent Witness. Audiences might also recognise her from Madame De Sade at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Charlie Rowe, meanwhile, is set to portray the title character on the back of an equally impressive career (and this despite his young age). He has appeared in Neverland in the role of Peter Pan and the Robin Hood television series, in addition to movies like Never Let Me Go, The Golden Compass and the upcoming 400 Boys.

As part of a season that also includes The Sweet Bird of Youth and Much Ado About Nothing, The Winslow Boy is at the Old Vic Theatre from March 2013. 

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