The Winston Machine Tickets London Theatre

The Winston Machine Tickets

Keep calm. Carry on. Blitz it out. Dig for history. Death to the beaches.

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24 January 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“I only discovered recently that Kandinsky are not as I had assumed named after the Russian abstract artist, but rather after a cat. Well, this is a theatre company that is often the cat’s whiskers. Director and producer/dramaturg partnership James Yeatman and Lauren Mooney have an eye for the quirky, the surprising and the off-kilter. Every show is a surprise, ranging in subject matter from dinosaurs to council housing, but always boasting a strong and distinct theatrical language and underpinned by a rare thoughtfulness. This latest goes back in time to consider the impact of WW2 and its legacy on the intergenerational divides which have manifested themselves in Brexit and during the pandemic.”
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At the height of the Blitz, Charlotte is in a passionate affair with a Spitfire pilot, fighting fascism in red lipstick and living each day like her last.

Eighty years later, her granddaughter Becky is stuck in her hometown, cooking dinners for her dad and singing old songs at other people's weddings, dreaming of a better time.

The 1940s are more real to Becky than her life, but when a friend moves back to town, she's forced to face the present. What happens when there’s no war left to fight?

An epic, intimate family saga, The Winston Machine is an unmissable new state-of-the-nation show from internationally-renowned Kandinsky (Dinomania, Trap Street, Still Ill), recently hailed by The New York Times for their deeply intelligent, emotionally arresting and beautifully realised theatre.

Between January - June 2022, New Diorama are offering free slices of pizza to every audience member post-show - in partnership with Domino's Camden. Visit the New Diorama website for more details.

Critic reviews

Hosker, Christian and MacDougall are all poised and beautifully confident performers


An exceptional, innovative examination of the idea of Remembrance

· Everything Theatre

Playful, probing work

· The Guardian

Striking design, smart staging

· The Stage

Stirring to watch and exciting to see where it goes next

· WhatsOnStage

It’s strongly performed

· Time Out

Ambitious new play that examines the iniquitous effect of nostalgia

· Broadway World

Experimental at its core and not what one might expect

· The Upcoming
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Date & time

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Tue 25 Jan - Sat 19 Feb 2022, 3pm & 7.30pm
Thu 3 Feb 2022, 2pm Babes-in-arms matinee


15 - 16 Triton Street, Regent's Place NW1 3BF London, UK · Get Directions

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Photo by Cesare De Giglio
Photo by Cesare De Giglio
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