CLEVEDON PLAYERS PRESENT 'THE WINSLOW BOY'

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By Portishead People | Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:09

The Winslow Boy is an English play from 1946 by Terence Rattigan based on an actual incident of George Archer-Shee, a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Osborne.

Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age, The Winslow Boy is based on a father's fight to clear his son's name after the boy is expelled for stealing a five-shilling postal order.

Had they not cleared his name, they would have been shunned by their peers and society.

The boy's life would have been wrecked by the stain on his character.

The most respected barrister of the day, Sir Edward Carson, was persuaded of his innocence and insisted on the case coming to court.

On the fourth day of the trial, the Solicitor General accepted that Archer-Shee was innocent, and ultimately the family was paid compensation.

There have also been film adaptations in 1948 and 1999 and a 1990 TV production.

The Winslow Boy

7.30pm Thurs-Sat 3rd -5th April 2014

Community Centre, Princes Rd, Clevedon BS21 7SZ

Tickets: £8 (concessions £6 on Thursday)

Call - 07816 158 445

Or visit Clevedon Players Website for more details.

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