When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Author(s): Jack Thorne
Company: Donmar Warehouse
A true story about truth.
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 The British Gazette, edited by Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill, and the independent, fledgling British Broadcasting Company, led by John Reith. What follows is a fierce battle for control of the news and who gets to define the truth.