The Winslow Boy at Old Vic - West End - Time Out London
Mar 8-May 25
Time Out says
Terence Rattigan was one of our most celebrated dramatists and screenwriters in the 1940s and 50s, but then fell rather spectacularly from grace in the 60s, when he seemed to symbolise everything that the Angry Young Men were, well, angry about. But this most perceptive and subtle of writers has, happily, been thoroughly resurrected of late: 2011 saw the centenary of his birth, and a slew of acclaimed stage productions and film versions of his plays ('Flare Path', 'The Browning Version', 'The Deep Blue Sea') have since marked the occasion. So this new production of what has some claim towards being his finest play - the tale of a father's fight to clear his son's name, based on a real story, and memorably adapted as a film by David Mamet in 1999 - should be a real treat. Lindsay Posner, the brains behind the Old Vic's superb revival of Michael Frayn's farce 'Noises Off' in late 2011, directs; the cast is still to be announced.