When Winston Went to War with the Wireless


Jack Thorne

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast

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 British Gazette, edited by Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill, and the independent, fledgling British Broadcasting Company, led by John Reith

The stage is set for a fierce battle over control of the news and who gets to define the truth

Jack Thorne's When Winston Went to War with The Wireless is a gripping play about the birth of a great British institution and its efforts to stay impartial

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