Photo: © Guy J Sanders
Kandinsky: The Winston Machine
Thu 24 – Fri 25 Feb 2022 | 7.30pm
Sat 26 Feb 2022 | 2pm, 7.30pm
Keep calm. Carry on. Blitz it out. Dig for history. Death to the beaches.
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 that asks how we live with what we inherit.
The multi-award-winning Kandinsky (Dinomania, Trap Street) is internationally renowned for its exciting, entertaining, endlessly inventive devised work.
‘No-one else makes theatre quite like this.’ ★★★★★ Time Out (on Dinomania, 2019)
‘A seriously talented company.’ Lynn Gardner, Stagedoor
Age guidance: 14+
Director: James Yeatman
Dramaturg, Producer: Lauren Mooney
Associate Director: Segen Yosef
Production Manager: Crin Claxton
Co-designers: Joshua Gadsby, Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Composer: Zac Gvirtzman
Sound Designer: Kieran Lucas
Stage Manager: Grace Hans
Engagement Producer: Peter Laycock
Company of performer-devisers: Nathaniel Christian, Rachel-Leah Hosker, Hamish Macdougall