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May 1940…
Downing Street…
Three days that will change the course of history…

Three Days in May will preview at Trafalgar Studios 1 from 31 October 2011
with a press night on 2 November at 7pm.
Trafalgar Studios 1 is situated on Whitehall and in close proximity to both No.10 and the Cabinet War Room – right at the heart of where the action of the play took place, 70 years ago.

One of the UK’s most recognised and versatile actors, Warren Clarke, returns to the stage for the first time in over a decade 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,.

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…

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.

Jeremy Clyde has starred in films such as Doctor Zhivago, Kaspar Hauser and The Musketeer. His extensive TV credits include Downton Abbey, Ashes to Ashes and EastEnders. He is also well known as half of the 60’s singing duo “Chad and Jeremy” who had several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic. They recently celebrated 50 years of song writing. Robert Demeger won the Manchester Evening News Best Actor Award for portraying John Merrick in The Elephant Man. He spent 6 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and he’s also played numerous roles at the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Almeida. Films include Little Dorrit, Wuthering Heights, Orlando, Longitude and Secret Passage. He has made around 60 appearances on TV, from Dalziel & Pasco to Doctor Who, and was most recently seen in BBC 2’s The Hour.

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’.

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