UK Tour 2023
★★★★ “a typically probing and playful work from Kandinsky…shot through with music and mischief” Guardian
★★★★ “a slick, insightful and often very funny exploration of the distorting power of unexamined nostalgia” The Stage
★★★★★ “Unmissable! Exceptional & innovative” Everything Theatre
At the height of the Blitz, Charlotte’s in a passionate affair with a Spitfire pilot, fighting fascism in red lipstick and living each day like her last. Eighty years later, Charlotte’s granddaughter Becky is stuck in her hometown, singing old songs at other people’s weddings – dreaming of a better time.
The Winston Machine is the unmissable new show from internationally-renowned Kandinsky. It moves between the 1940s and the 2020s, between the past and its ghosts in the present, to ask: what happens when there’s no war left to fight?
2 -3 March, Dartington Arts: Info & Tickets
7 – 8 March, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough: Info & Tickets
10 – 11 March, Theatre By The Lake: Info & Tickets
15 – 18 March, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury: Info & Tickets
21 – 25 March, Bristol Old Vic: Info & Tickets
28 – 29 March, Unity Theatre Liverpool: Info & Tickets
31 March – 1 April, Dugdale Arts Centre Enfield: Info & Tickets
Company – Elinor Crawley, Daniel Millar, Toyin Omari-Kinch
Stage Manager – Lizzi Adams
Director – James Yeatman
Dramaturg & co-producer – Lauren Mooney
Producer – Jessie Anand
Production Manager – Sean Laing
Co-designers – Joshua Gadsby & Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Composer – Zac Gvirtzman
Sound Designer – Kieran Lucas
Graphic design – Guy Sanders
Relighter – Ariane Nixon
Originally written and devised by James Yeatman, Lauren Mooney, Segen Yosef, Nathaniel Christian, Rachel-Leah Hosker and Hamish MacDougall.
The Winston Machine 2023 tour is produced by Kandinsky in association with New Diorama Theatre, and co-produced by Dartington Trust. It has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is also made with support from the Thistle Trust, Complicité, New Diorama Theatre, Old Diorama Arts Centre and Theatre Arts at London Metropolitan University, with thanks to the National Theatre. It was originally commissioned and co-produced by the New Diorama Theatre, London, in 2022. You can find more information on that production here.