Friday, 23 October 2015
Theatre: Flare Path......
Presented by The Original Theatre Company at The New Wolsey Theatre
An epic wartime romance by celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan, from the producers behind the hit touring productions Birdsong and Three Men In A Boat.
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.
With heart tugging, human emotion, Flare Path opens an unforgettable window into a pivotal moment in our history.
It was excellent. Most of the cast were actors we recognised from various tv dramas. They were all very suited to their characters. The stories of these people at war and in complicated relationships were so easily related to the stories our parents had actually lived through. We were all moved by it and enjoyed it a lot.