Three Days in May
★ Whatsonstage Best New Play Award
Trafalgar Studios, 2011
Producer Bill Kenwright
Director Alan Strachan
Writer Ben Brown
It’s May 1940 and in Downing Street decisions are being made that will change the course of history. Three Days in May takes us behind the doors of Number 10 during three of the most pivotal days in British history. Newly elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill has urgently assembled a British war cabinet to deal with the rising threat of invasion. This begins an intense game of political chess as opposing political views vie for influence. However the fate of the British people remains in the hands of one man; it is Churchill alone who must decide whether the nation will continue to fight.
An intelligent political thriller that explores a defining turning point in the course of the Second World War and the man at the centre of it all.
After going on National Tour and playing in the West End, the play won the Whatsonstage Best New Play Award.