Donmar Warehouse
Mon 17 Jul 2023
7:30 pm
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A true story about truth
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.
A gripping and timely story about the birth of a great British institution, WHEN WINSTON WENT TO WAR WITH THE WIRELESS is a new play by multi award-winning stage and screen writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play, His Dark Materials for BBC One), directed by Katy Rudd (Ocean at the End of the Lane, Eureka Day).