Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced casting for the world première of Jack Thorne’s new play, WHEN WINSTON WENT TO WAR WITH THE WIRELESS, which opens on 13 June 2023, with previews from 2 June, and runs until 29 July.
Katy Rudd directs Stephen Campbell Moore as John Reith and Adrian Scarborough as Winston Churchill, with further casting to be announced.
In May 1926 Britain grinds to a halt, as workers down tools for The General Strike.
With the printing presses shut down, the only sources of news are the government’s The British Gazette, edited by Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill, and the independent, fledgling British Broadcasting Company, led by John Reith. What follows is a fierce battle for control of the news and who gets to define the truth.
At a time when the BBC is faced once again with the challenges of impartiality, WHEN WINSTON WENT TO WAR WITH THE WIRELESS is a gripping new play about the birth of a great British institution
The production is designed by Laura Hopkins, with sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, lighting design by Howard Hudson, movement direction by Scott Graham, music by Gary Yershon and casting by Anna Cooper CDG.
The Donmar Warehouse continues its 30th anniversary celebrations providing £10 tickets for audiences aged under 30 to mark the milestone, with support from Associate Sponsor Barclays.