Set in New York in the 1930’s, MAN AND BOY confronts the relationship between a father and son against a backdrop of love, betrayal and high finance. Powerful financier Gregor Antonescu (David Suchet) visits his estranged son, Basil, at his Greenwich Village apartment in an attempt to extricate himself from the most catastrophic disaster of his career. After newspaper headlines report that the FBI are looking for Gregor, one by one his wife and business associates desert him. Only his son refuses to leave.
Hailed by his contemporaries as the uncrowned king of the West End, Terence Rattigan whose imposing body of work included such masterpieces as French Without Tears, The Browning Version, Separate Tables, The Winslow Boy and The Deep Blue Sea considered MAN AND BOY to be his finest work.
Bernard Levin writing in the Daily Mail in 1963 as “Mr Rattigan’s best play and one of the most fascinating pieces of theatre to come our way in many years hailed indeed the original production of the play”.