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National tour announced for Flare Path

Terence Rattigan’s epic wartime romance revived for 2016.

Flare Path

The highly acclaimed 2015 national tour of Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path, directed by Justin Audibert, has been extended due to popular demand. The 2016 tour will open on 27th January at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. The cast will be led by Graham Seed as Squadron Leader Swanson, Lynden Edwards as Peter Kyle and Hedydd Dylan as Patricia Graham.

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), Charlie G Hawkins (EastEnders) as Percy, Polly Hughes as Mrs Miller (Maudie)and Emma Carter as Betty. Further casting is to be announced.

Graham Seed is perhaps best known for playing Nigel Pargetter in the BBC radio series The Archers for 27 years until his dramatic exit at the beginning of 2011. Graham’s recent work in theatre includes An Audience with Jimmy Savile opposite Alistair McGowan (London’s Park Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015), The Mousetrap (National Tour), Yes, Prime Minister (National Tour) and Toad of Toad Hall (West End).

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.

See www.flarepaththetour.com for more details about the tour and to book.

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