Flare Path

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE day, Flare Path is the epic wartime romance by celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.

Based on Rattigan's experiences as a tail gunner during World War II, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, their wives and sweethearts, who were left awaiting their return.

Set in 1942 against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path tells the story of former actress Patricia, the wife of RAF pilot Teddy, as their marriage is tested to the limits by the surprise arrival of Patricia's ex-lover and Hollywood idol Peter Kyle. An unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.

Combining highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear, camaraderie and passion experienced by the men and women who fought to save their country their families and each other and with heart tugging, human emotion, Flare Path opens an unforgettable window into a pivotal moment in our history.

Recently seen in London, this brand new production is directed by rising star Justin Audibert (RSC, Young Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse). Starring Lark Rise to Candleford’s Olivia Hallinan, Mr Selfridge’s Leon Ockenden and Heartbeat’s Philip Franks, this major revival comes from the producers behind the hit touring production of Birdsong.

 

By Terence Rattigan

Directed by Justin Audibert

Cast includes Philip Franks, Leon Ockenden, Olivia Hallinan and Alistair Whatley

Sponsored at the Yvonne Arnaud by Investec

 

Reviews

★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★★ "Not to be missed" The Latest

★★★★ The Argus

"Magnificent... the cast is uniformly excellent" Eastbourne Herald

 

 

 

Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg
Flare Path. Photography by Jack Ladenburg

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Running times

Act 1 65 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 55 mins

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