The critically acclaimed production of Terrence Rattigan’s Flare Path has been extended into 2016, due to popular demand.
Directed by Justin Audibert, the 2016 tour will open at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing on the 27th January.
Flare Path is based on Rattigan’s wartime experiences as a tail gunner during World War II and paints a portrait of what life was like in wartime Britain for the life and death existence for the RAF bomber crews and their wives left waiting for them to return home.
Set in 1942, Flare Path is the story of former actress Patricia, the wife of RAF pilot Teddy, whose marriage is tested with the arrival of Patricia’s ex-lover 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.
The cast for the 2016 tour includes Graham Seed as Squadron Leader Swanson, Lynden Edwards as Peter Kyle and Hedydd Dylan as Patricia Graham. They will also be joined by: Claire Andreadis as Countess Skriczevinsky (Doris), William Reay as Flying Officer Count Skriczevinsky and Corporal Jones (Wiggy), Jamie Hogarth as Sergeant Miller (Dusty), Charlie G Hawkins (EastEnders) as Percy, Polly Hughes as Mrs Miller (Maudie)and Emma Carter as Betty, with further casting yet to be announced.
Flare Path will feature set and costume designs by Hayley Grindle, Lighting Design by Alex Wardle and Sound Design by Dominic Bilkey. It is produced on tour by Alastair Whatley for The Original Theatre Company and Anne-Marie Woodley and Jon Woodley forBirdsong Productions Ltd.
The 2016 tour schedule is as follows:
27 – 30 January Connaught Theatre, Worthing
2 – 6 February Oxford Playhouse
10 – 13 February Buxton Opera House
15 – 20 February Theatre Royal Windsor
23 – 27 February The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
29 February – 5 March Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
7 – 12 March Mercury Theatre, Colchester
15 – 19 March Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
22 – 26 March Theatr Clwyd, Mold
29 March – 2 April Wycombe Swan
5 – 9 April Orchard Theatre, Dartford
12 – 16 April Darlington Civic Theatre
19 – 23 April Derby Theatre 25 – 30 April Birmingham Repertory Theatre
3 – 7 May York Theatre Royal
For more information on the tour and to book tickets visit: http://www.flarepaththetour.com/