The Winslow Boy

A drama by Terence Rattigan
Thursday 16 March 1967 - Saturday 18 March 1967
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves

Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age (in the Edwardian era), ‘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 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. The play was inspired by an actual event, which set a legal precedent.

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Last photo: left to right – Bill Scott, Deidre Van Tinteren, Tim Reeves, Edwin Preece, and Evelyn Stoodley. Tim Reeves appeared in his debut part as the boy Ronnie.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Ronnie Winslow - Tim Reeves
Violet - Kathleen Hill
Grace Winslow - Evelyn Stoodley
Arthur Winslow - Ted Preece
Catherine Winslow - Richmal Pickles
Dickie Winslow - David Wagstaff
John Watherstone - Norman Pickles
Desmond Curry - George Young
Miss Barnes - Deirdre van Tinteren
Fred - Bill Scott
Sir Robert Morton - William Reeves

Production No.51 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)