Louth’s ‘Winslow Boy’

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THE LOUTH Playgoers are set to take to the stage with their latest show next week - The Winslow Boy.

Their week-long run at Louth’s Riverhead Theatre is set to begin on Monday (March 21) and run through to Saturday, March 26 inclusive.

“The Winslow Boy is itself a very elegant play, crafted by the celebrated Terence Rattigan and inspired by a true story,” said a spokesperson.

“The Playgoers’ Liz Gardner-Clarke plays Catherine, the older sister of Ronnie Winslow, who has been sent home under a cloud, accused of stealing from another cadet at Osborne Naval College.

“Did he really do it? Ronnie’s father believes in his son’s innocence so firmly that he is prepared to risk everything for truth and justice.

“The play is set before the First World War, at a time when women are still fighting for the vote.

“Catherine Winslow is a modern woman who actively supports the suffragette movement, but still enjoys a twirl round the dance floor.

“In the play, she is whisked across the stage in a shimmering evening dress by her dashing young brother Dickie, played by William Weir, as she waits for her fiancé John Watherstone to call on her.

The performances are set to begin at 7.30pm each evening.

Tickets can be bought via the box office on 01507 600 350, which is open from 10am to 1pm between Monday and Saturday.

For more information, go to www.louthplaygoers.co.uk.

l Some of the cast and crew are pictured during rehearsals for this month’s performance of The Winslow Boy, which opens on Monday.