Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Flare Path extends tour; new cast announced

The 2015 national tour of Flare Path by Terence Rattigan has extended into 2016.

Directed by Justin Audibert, the tour will open on 27th January at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. 

Set and costume design is by Hayley Grindle, with lighting by Alex Wardle and sound by Dominic Bilkey

The new cast includes Graham Seed (The Archers) as Squadron Leader Swanson, Lynden Edwards (A Little Night Musi) as Peter Kyle, Hedydd Dylan (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Patricia Graham and Charlie G Hawkins (EastEnders) as Percy.

They will 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), Polly Hughes as Mrs Miller (Maudie) and Emma Carter as Betty. Further casting is to be announced.

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.

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