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Take five; Anthony Timothy, press officer at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, convinces us to go to... The Winslow Boy.

1. The drama's based on an actual court case from 1910. The Winslow Boy is a play about the rights of the individual against the might of the establishment. It's a thrilling drama which grips you from start to finish and also contains some delightful comedy.

2. It's the work of Terence Rattigan, one of the greatest British dramatists of the 20th century. His extraordinary legacy to British theatre includes such meticulously crafted plays as The Browning Version, Separate Tables and The Deep Blue Sea. His screenplays include the classic Brighton Rock, starring Richard Attenborough and on which he collaborated with its author Graham Greene.

3. The Winslow Boy is an award-winning production. It won a Best Play award in London and the New York Critics' Circle award for Best Foreign Play.

4. The production marks the professional stage debuts of Sam Blythe and Laurie Kynaston, who was part of our own youth theatre group Act Out and plays Ronnie Winslow (the Winslow Boy) - remember where you saw them first! It's directed by Terry Hands and features sets and costumes designed by Mark Bailey. Simon Dutton is leading barrister Sir Robert Morton.

5. The Winslow Boy, with its story of a family's compelling fight for justice, puts both press and politicians on trial. It's clearly a play which is as topical and relevant today as when it was first staged.

The Winslow Boy is at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, until June 1. A review is on the Coffee Break pages of the main paper. Info: 0845 330 3565 or
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 11, 2013
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