Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Winslow Boy @ The Old Vic

On Monday I met up with my friend Holly who has just moved down to London to start a new job at a theatre advertising agency in the West End (very jealous). She got us tickets to see The Winslow Boy so we toddled down to Waterloo and after a quick bite at Patisserie Valerie headed off to The Old Vic.

After battling our way through the crowded foyer and getting a G&T at the downstairs bar we settled in our seats. Being only 5"1 not having someone huge in front of you is always a bonus and we had perfect seats (Dress Circle C17/18).

Now on to the actual play. A short synopsis: based on a true story, The Winslow Boy follows a fathers fight to clear his son's name after is expelled from Osborne Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order. Not being familiar with The Winslow Boy I was expecting it to be rather grey but it was surprisingly funny. Henry Goodman's portrayal of Arthur Winslow was fantastic and 16 year-old Charlie Rowe (The Golden Compass, Never Let Me Go) really brought the role of Ronnie Winslow to life. The chemistry between Kate and Sir Robert Morton was electric. Personally I thought some of the characters were slightly overacted but this didn't at ruin the atmosphere of the play at all.

The Winslow Boy is running at The Old Vic from the 8th March until the 25th May and its definitely worth a watch.

Website and info here.


  1. I love seeing plays and this one looks great. Glad you had fun:)

  2. The Old Vic is just down the road from where I live so I'll definitely be seeing this soon - and the £15 student tickets are always good! Hope you had a fun day :) x

  3. omg i really want to go THE WINSLOW BOT at Old Vic Theatre , yeah i'm so far from London :( you're so lucky to see it Shopie! Have a great day! If you come to see it again, please say HI to Charlie for me :D Xxx

  4. Aww it looks so so so cute there!