Tessa Peake-Jones and Aden Gillett to star in The Winslow Boy

The pair are heading up a 2018 UK tour of Terence Rattigan’s classic family drama.

Peake-Jones stars as Grace Winslow wife of Arthur Winslow, played by Aden Gillett, the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son.

The tour opens at Chichester Festival Theatre on February 8th and is set to visit Bath Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Salford Lowry, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Belfast Grand Opera House, Richmond Theatre and Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre.

Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a courageous and often delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time.

The Winslow Boy will be directed by Olivier Award-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh and produced by Mark Goucher Productions.

The 1946 play became one of Rattigan’s best known and most loved works and has enjoyed several high-profile revivals, both in the West End and on Broadway. It has also been adapted more than once into a film.

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