Tickets are available for both readers and listeners.
The Winslow Boy, by Terence Rattigan (adapted by David Mamet)
This choice was made by regular attenders of the play-reading group. Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age (1946), The Winslow Boy is based on a father’s fight to clear his son’s name after the boy is expelled from Osborne Naval College for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal order. To clear the boy’s name was imperative for the family’s honour; had they not done so, they would have been shunned by their peers and society. Similarly, the boy’s life would have been wrecked by an indelible stain on his character which would have followed him throughout adulthood.
A Message from the organiser Chris Gill
We have now established a tradition of reading a play once a month at the Marine Theatre, which is kindly providing the venue free to support community drama. We will take a summer break in August, but we are pleased to present details of the next two events in July and September.
Please remember to bring with you a paper or screen copy of the script if you wish to read. We are not able to provide copies.
We have already gathered a group of regular attenders, but we are keen to encourage anyone interested in drama to participate, so please come whether this is your first or seventh time. If you have any ideas about readings of future plays, please contact Chris Gill through the Marine Theatre.