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Three Days in May

Whatsonstage Best New Play Award theatre
Producer Bill Kenwright Director Alan Strachan Starring
  • Warren Clarke
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    Trafalgar Studios

    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.

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    a truly magnificent play...it was packing them in. Hardly an unsold seat in the house. Frederick Forsyth
    Daily Express


    a truly magnificent play...and it was packing them in. Hardly an unsold seat in the house.

    Frederick Forsyth
    Daily Express


    the play exerts real grip and the acting in Alan Strachan’s production is quietly riveting Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times


    This is serious work, historically gripping, despatched with cigar-sucking aplomb.

    Quentin Letts
    The Daily Mail


    The play proves both riveting and moving...this is one of those all too rare evenings of theatre that make one feel genuinely proud to be British.

    Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph