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/

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