On the brink of war with the Axis Powers, England entertained a negotiated peace with Hitler and Mussolini.
The result, we know today, would have been disastrous.
Fortunately, one man stood fast: Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
This play is that thrilling story.
It is the war of all wars. Hitler has smashed Czechoslovakia, Austria, Poland, and is about to conquer France. His ally, Italy, has seized Ethiopia. The empire Hitler yearns to create — the madman believes it is his destiny — is almost intact.
He needs only Russia and the British Isles.
Between Hitler and this maniacal fantasy hulks a rotund, hard-drinking, cigar-smoking orator who somehow changes the minds and hearts of the cautious, complacent, and compliant in his party; turning his countrymen into warriors.
This is Winston Churchill’s defining moment, and a turning point for the civilized world.