The Winslow Boy - Birmingham Rep
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A major new revival of Terence Rattigan's classic family drama.

“An injustice has been done. I am going to set it right, and there is no sacrifice in the world I am not prepared to make in order to do so.” Arthur Winslow


Having been expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing, young cadet Ronnie Winslow's entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of his charge.

As they fight to clear his name in the face of a growing national scandal, the family are confronted with political hypocrisies and forced into life-changing decisions.

What sacrifices must be made in the pursuit of truth and how far will a family go to clear their name?

Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a courageous and compelling tale of honesty and honour.

Tessa Peake-Jones, the familiar face of Raquel in Only Fools and Horses, stars as Grace Winslow, and Aden Gillett (House of EliottHolby City) takes the role of Arthur Winslow, the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son.

They are joined by Timothy Watson, best known for his role as the villainous Rob Titchener in The Archers, as sought after barrister Sir Robert Morton who comes to the defence of Navel Cadet Ronnie Winslow, played by Misha Butler, who makes his stage debut in this production.

The show is directed by The REP's former Artistic Director, the Olivier Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh whose recent credits include the West End production of Half A Sixpence and the recent production of A Christmas Carol for the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Director Rachel Kavanaugh
Set and Costume Designer Michael Taylor
Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin
Sound Designer Fergus O'Hare
Casting Director Sarah Bird CDG
Assistant Director Jocelyn Cox



Masterful Rattigan puts press and politicians in the dock

The Guardian

Gripping, incredibly thrilling and hysterical

Bethan In Brum

charming and inviting piece

The Daily Spectacle

Fresh and timely. In the hands of this talented company and director, it still packs a punch and has stacks of important things to say to a 21st century Britain...An impeccable, perfectly judged whole

Stage Reviews

Superb… Still resonates today

The Reviews Hub

Gripping... Intelligent... Thrilling... Timely in its feminism

Mail on Sunday

Sensitively and intelligently played

The Sunday Times

A beautifully polished production. There is nothing more certain to prick a tear from an audience than a fight for justice’

The Chichester Observer

A thought-provoking and entertaining evening

Brighton Argus

This is another triumphant Rattigan. I'm already looking forward to the next one

What's On Stage

Profound... We’re left to contemplate the looming fight for political rights, as much as we are the incipient Great War. Timely.

The Telegraph

Rattigan's best work

The Daily Telegraph

Company & Creatives
Ticket Information

Tickets from £15.
Preview (21 February Eve & 22 February Mar) & 1 March Mat £10 
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees & Charges
As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.
Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.
Further Information
Running time is 2 hours 30 minutes including interval ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Relaxed Performance: 1 March, 2pm
Captioned Performance: 28 February, 7:30pm
BSL Interpreted Performance: 1 March, 7:30pm
Audio Described Performance (with pre-show touch tour): 2 March, 7:30pm
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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