Terence Rattigan’s Epic wartime romance
directed by Justin Audibert
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, whose 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.
Peter Kyle – Leon Ockenden – interview here
Patricia Graham – Olivia Hallinan
Squadron Leader Swanson – Philip Franks
Adam Best as Flying Officer Count Skriczevinsky,
James Cooney as Percy,
Simon Darwen as Sergeant Miller (Dusty),
Stephanie Jacob as Mrs Oakes,
Shvorne Marks as Mrs Miller (Maudie),
Siobhan O’Kelly as Countess Skriczevinsky (Doris),
William Reay as Corporal Jones (Wiggy),
Holly Smith as Maid
Alastair Whatley as Flight Lieutenant Graham (Teddy).
This new production of FLARE PATH will be directed by Justin Audibert, who is currently directing The Jew of Malta for The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. Justin is an Artistic Associate for HighTide Festival Theatre and Red Ladder, and his directing credits include productions at Soho Theatre, the Young Vic and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
FLARE PATH will have Set and Costume Design by Hayley Grindle, Lighting Design by Alex Wardle and Sound Design by Dom Bilkey.
Most recently seen in London’s West End in 2011, in a production directed by Trevor Nunn, this major revival of FLARE PATH comes from the producers behind the current critically-acclaimed and hugely successful touring production of BIRDSONG.
FLARE PATH is produced on tour by Alastair Whatley for The Original Theatre Company and Anne-Marie Woodley and Jon Woodley for Birdsong Productions Ltd.
Official website: www.flarepaththetour.com
Flare Path – Tour Schedule
18 – 29 August
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
1 – 5 September
0844 871 7651
7 – 12 September
Theatre Royal, Bath
15 – 19 September
Festival Theatre, Malvern
22 – 26 September
Exeter Northcott Theatre
01392 493 493
28 September – 3 October
Cambridge Arts Theatre
5 – 10 October
01722 320 333
12 – 17 October
Theatre Royal Winchester
19 – 24 October
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
3 – 7 November
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
024 7655 3055
10 – 14 November
0151 709 4776
The Palace Theatre, Southend
23 – 28 November
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford