First staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy follows 14-year old schoolboy Ronnie Winslow who is expelled from naval college after being accused of stealing a postal order. His father, Arthur Winslow, immediately sets out to prove his son’s innocence, appointing renowned barrister Sir Robert Morton to investigate the case. In a battle between clearing consciences and the impenetrable establishment of the media spotlight, Arthur makes a courageous journey to clear his son’s name.
Acclaimed actor Henry Goodman stars as Arthur Winslow, opposite Deborah Findlay as Grace Winslow. Goodman is no stranger to the West End, with numerous credits including Fiddler on the Roof, The Birthday Party, Chicago and Guys and Dolls. He is also well-known for his role in Yes, Prime Minister. Findlay most recently appeared in the National Theatre’s Timon of Athens, and has also starred in The Glass Menagerie and The House of Bernarda Alba. Ronnie Winslow is played by Charlie Rowe (Neverland), with further casting including Peter Sullivan as Sir Robert Morton, Sia Berkeley as Miss Barnes, Naomi Frederick as Catherine Winslow, Nick Hendrix as Dickie Winslow, Stephen Joseph as Fred, Wendy Nottingham as Violet, Richard Teverson as John Watherstone and Jay Villiers as Desmond Curry.
With direction from Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy features design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Fergus O’Hare. A story about the obtrusive nature of the media that still remains relevant to this day, The Winslow Boy opens at the Old Vic Theatre for a strictly limited season.