‘The Winslow Boy’: Well acted, but much ado about damn-all

The Winslow Boy / Joan Marcus
The Winslow Boy / Joan Marcus

In its two Broadway theaters, the Roundabout seems to be most successful when importing productions from other venues. In this case, it’s an Old Vic revival of Terence Rattigan’s 1946 chestnut The Winslow Boy by director Lindsay Posner. The show is crisply staged and finely acted, with standout turns by Roger Rees as the Edwardian-era father seeking justice for his wrongly expelled son, Charlotte Parry as his suffragette daughter, and Alessandro Nivola as a haughty barrister who presses the case all the way to the halls of parliament. But it’s hard to escape the slightness of the dated material.

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