Warren Clarke in Three Days In May at Trafalgar Studios
Dalziel and Pascoe Star Appearing in the West End Show with Jeremy Clyde from October 2011
Currently, those heading to Trafalgar Studios 1 in London’s West End will be witnessing “Top Girls”, which began its run in August and is set to continue to Saturday 15th October 2011, and now details have emerged for its replacement until March 2012. The production takes the form of Ben Brown’s “Three Days in May” which is to be directed by Alan Strachan and is set to star Warren Clarke in the lead role of Winston Churchill.
The story focuses on an extraordinary debate that took place during three days behind the doors of Ten Downing Street. Winston Churchill (Clarke), the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, must convince the war cabinet – made up of voices that advocate giving in to Hitler - that the battle against fascism must continue. The debate is not an easy one and Churchill knows that there are equally difficult decisions to make should the battle continue. All in all, however, it is a decision that will shape the face of the free world forever.
Warren Clarke is best known to London theatre audiences - and viewers across the United Kingdom - for portraying Dalziel in the long running television adaptation of “Dalziel and Pascoe”. However, his career has also seen him take on a wide range of other roles and he has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the world – from Stanley Kubrick to Clint Eastwood – with credits like “A Clockwork Orange”, “Firefox” and “Top Secret!”. His other credits include “Inspector George Gently”, “Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” and “Red Riding”.
Starring alongside him is Jeremy Clyde as Lord Halifax and he has previously appeared in a wide range of television programmes as well. His credits include “The Alan Clarke Diaries”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “The Falklands Play”, with older work such as “Crossbow” in the 1980s and “Passion Flower Hotel” at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1965.
The rest of the cast includes James Alper as Jock Colville, Dicken Ashworth as Arthur Greenwood, Robert Demeger as Neville Chamberlain, Timothy Knightley as Paul Reynaud, Paul Ridley as General Dill and Michael Sheldon as Clement Attlee.
“Three Days in May” is at Trafalgar Studios 1 from Wednesday 2nd November 2011 (previews from Monday 31st October 2011) to Saturday 3rd March 2012.