Rattigan’s Flare Path sets course for UK tour


Flare Path, Terence Rattigan’s compelling drama about the precarious lives and loves of wartime bomber crews, is set to tour the UK.

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, is 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.

The highly charged drama is tinged with the 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 2015 national tour, from the producers of Birdsong and directed by Justin Audibert, will open on August 17 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.


August 17–29, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
September 1-5, Richmond Theatre
September 7-12, Theatre Royal, Bath
September 15-19, Festival Theatre, Malvern
September 21-26, Northcott Theatre, Exeter
September 28-October 3, Cambridge Arts Theatre
October 19-24, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
November 3-7, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
November 23-28, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Further venues and casting to be announced

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