Three Days In May description
Bill Kenwright presents Warren Clarke as Winston Churchill in the World Premiere of Ben Brown's thrilling political drama, directed by Alan Strachan and also starring Jeremy Clyde as Lord Halifax and Robert Demeger as Neville Chamberlain.
One of the UK's most recognised and versatile actors, Warren Clarke has been starring on stage, television and the big screen for over four decades. His wide ranging credits include most recently Jim Flynn in the BBC hit TV series In With The Flynns; three series of Down to Earth (starring opposite Pauline Quirke); Blackadder; Bleak House; The Invisibles; Coronation Street; and of course playing Dalziel in no less than 12 series of the multi-award-winning BBC TV hit Dalziel and Pascoe. His films include Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and Clint Eastwood's Firefox. Three Days in May marks Warren Clarke's return to the stage for the first time in over a decade.
Ben Brown's gripping and fascinating portrayal takes us behind the doors of Number Ten during three of the most pivotal days in British history when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was considered by some to be a viable option. Having urgently assembled the British war cabinet, the new Prime Minister is suddenly confronted with an intense game of political chess as he tries to persuade peace treaty supporters, including Neville Chamberlain, that Britain must fight to the death. Divided on whether to negotiate terms through Mussolini or escalate the battle against fascism alone, one man has to make a monumental decision which will shape the future of the free world...
Three Days in May also stars James Alper as 'Jock Colville', Dicken Ashworth as 'Arthur Greenwood', Timothy Knightley as 'Paul Reynaud', Paul Ridley as 'General Dill' and Michael Sheldon as 'Clement Attlee'.
Playing at Trafalgar Theatre