EDWARDIAN family story The Winslow Boy will be performed by Frodsham Players at the Community Centre next week.
The play – which tells the impact on Edwardian family the Winslows after the family’s youngest son Ronald is thrown out of Osborne Naval College on the charge of stealing a postal order – is on at the Fluin Lane centre from April 28 (Wednesday) to May 1.
Following Ronald’s expulsion his father, convinced of his son’s innocence, hires a leading barrister to find ways to bring the Admiralty to admit its mistake.
The matter is debated stormily in the House of Commons, a trial is granted and Sir Robert takes on the full force of the Establishment.
To gain justice Arthur Winslow almost bankrupts his family, but is supported throughout by his daughter Catherine, who herself has most to lose.
The play is set around 1912 at a fascinating time when the Suffragette Movement is gaining momentum and a war with Germany seems imminent.
Performances begin at 7.30pm and tickets cost £6, available from the box office by ringing 01928 732 515, emailing email@example.com, Frodsham Frames, or on the door.