The Winslow Boy

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The Winslow Boy is a play by Terence Rattigan [1] (1911-1977).

The original play

The award-winning play tells of a father's fight to clear his son of a charge of petty theft.

It opened in London in 1946, and on Broadway in 1947. The text was first published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1946.

Translations and adaptations

It was adapted for radio and presented on Theatre Guild on the Air November 23, 1952.

It was also filmed twice, in 1948 and in 1999

South African productions

1955: Produced by National Theatre Organisation, directed by John Roberts, with Frank Wise, Zoë de Villiers, Brian Proudfoot, Ronald Wallace, Mary Hewison (replaced by Jane Potgieter), Leonard Graham, Sheelagh Ross, Joanna Douglas, Clifford Williams, Alan Chadwick.

1975: Produced by The Sandowners, opening 17 September, starring Brian Sloan, Nigel Midgley, John McConnell, Brenda Wood and Kevin Keeley. The play was directed by Oscar Zvanovich.


Helikon, 4(19), 1955.

Lantern, 5(3):283-287. Feb 1956.

The Rand Daily Mail, 17 September 1975.

Tucker, 1997. 84.

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