New production photos for the 2016 National Tour of FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert and staring Graham Seed (Squadron Leader Swanson), Lynden Edwards (Peter Kyle), Hedydd Dylan (Patricia Graham), Daniel Fraser (Teddy Graham), Charlie G Hawkins (Percy) and William Reay (Flying Officer Count Skriczevinsky).
The tour started last week in Worthing and among the many cities they’ll be visiting are Oxford, Blackpool, Colchester, Aberdeen, Mold, Darlington and Birmingham, finishing in York on 7 May. Full tour details below.
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 life-and-death existence of the RAF bomber crews, and their wives and sweethearts who were left waiting 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, 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.
FLARE PATH combines 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.
The cast will be led by Graham Seed as Squadron Leader Swanson, Lynden Edwards as Peter Kyle and Hedydd Dylan as Patricia Graham.
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They will be joined by Claire Andreadis as Countess Skriczevinsky (Doris), Emma Carter as Betty, Charlie G Hawkins (Darren Miller in EastEnders) as Percy, Jamie Hogarth as Sergeant Miller (Dusty), Polly Hughes as Mrs Miller (Maudie) and William Reay as Flying Officer Count Skriczevinsky and Corporal Jones (Wiggy).
2016 TOUR SCHEDULE
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