This is Rattigan's most famous play amid such other successes as The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables, The Browning Version, French Without Tears and Flare Path.
Based upon the true-life case of George Archer Shee, which gripped the nation in 1910, it tells the story of young 13-year-old Ronnie Winslow, a cadet at Osborne Naval College, who, accused of stealing a five shilling postal order, is expelled without a proper hearing or court-martial.
Convinced of his son's innocence, his father Arthur makes it his sole mission to clear his son's name before the world and engages the services of the top legal Counsel of the day Sir Robert Morton, KC. The case makes its way through via the House of Commons, the Admiralty and ultimately to the High Court at no little cost to the family both financially and socially.
The action of the play takes place only in the drawing room of the Winslow house in London and is spread over 23 months from July 1912 to June 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War. So, some lovely, elegant Edwardian costumes and set dressings.
Peter Howell: Dairy Farmhouse, Wroxham Road, Coltishall, NR12 7AH Tel: 01603 738356 | Mob:07799 701876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Hignett: 26 Marshall Close, Spixworth, Norwich NR10 3NX Tel: 01603 891883 | Mob: 07702 281154 | email@example.com
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (You are unlikely to be called to all rehearsals)
November: Thurs 8th, Tues 13th ,Thurs 15th, Tues 20th, Thurs 22nd, Tues 27th, Thurs 29th
December: Tues 4th, Thurs 6th, Tues 11th, Thurs 13th
In the New Year we will be rehearsing every Thursday and either Monday or Wednesday (TBA) to avoid clashing too much with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
In addition two Sunday afternoon rehearsals 13th January and 27th January
AT THE THEATRE
Sunday 10th Feb - Get in and rehearsal ~ rehearsal in afternoon, Dress rehearsal in evening.
Monday 11th Feb - Technical Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday 12th Feb - Final Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 13th Saturday 16 February 2019, nightly at 7.30pm PLUS matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 16th Sheringham Little Theatre