Award winning Fylde Coast Players March 2019 production is one of Terence Rattigan's most famous and well loved plays
Set in the years leading up to the First World War, The Winslow Boy is based on a fathers fight to clear his son's name.
When 14 year old Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College for theft, his father is convinced that Ronnie was wrongly accused. After acquiring the services of the talented lawyer Sir Robert Morton, Arthur doggedly pursues the case which becomes a sensational public story.
As the case wears on the Winslows' finances are drained, adversely affecting the older Winslow children.
The play was inspired by an actual event, the case of George Archer-Shee, a cadet at Osborne in 1908 who was wrongly accused of stealing a postal order. His elder brother, Major Martin Archer-Shee, was convinced of his innocence and persuaded his father to engage the most respected barrister of the day, Sir Edward Carson, to take on the case