Cadet Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College accused of
stealing. His father, Arthur, refusing to believe his guilt and
dissatisfied with the manner in which the investigation was conducted,
demands a new inquiry and fights tirelessly for his son's honour.
Following an independent inquiry, the matter is taken to the House of
Commons, but Arthur destroys his health and finances in the process.
Ultimately, Arthur's perseverance pays off: a civil trial is allowed and
Ronnie is acquitted.
The Winslow Boy was first produced at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, on Monday, 25th February, 1946, and subsequently at the Lyric Theatre, London, on Thursday, 23rd May, 1946.