RBC Theatre company presents: Flare Path

RBC Theatre company presents: Flare Path


Date and time
01 Dec 2022 (7:15pm)
02 Dec 2022 (2:15pm)
02 Dec 2022 (7:15pm)
03 Dec 2022 (2:15pm)

Birmingham Hippodrome (Patrick Studio)

Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB


£12 (£10)

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Lancaster bomber flying in front of the moon with RAF roundel superimposed

RBC Theatre company presents: Flare Path
Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Hal Chambers
Casting by Danièle Sanderson

The autumn of 1941.

A cosy Lincolnshire hotel lounge where the RAF pilots and crews come together before and after their raids on German territory.

A long booze-filled night that none of the hotel’s guests will ever forget.

At the heart of it all stands Peter Kyle, an ageing Hollywood star, who has shown up at the hotel in the hope of reclaiming the one true love of his life, the recently married Patricia. She, however, is faced with a painful conflict: which man needs her more? Kyle, whose career is on the slide, or her pilot husband, Teddy, whose upbeat manner hides shattered nerves? This thrilling private drama is played out against the backdrop of a terrifying bombing raid which is “not exactly a piece of cake”.

Inspired by Rattigan’s own wartime RAF experience as a tail gunner, this frequently funny, often profound play beautifully captures the unerring British war time spirit.

Flare Path is an amateur production by kind permission of Concord Theatricals Ltd.

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