War romance is next on stage - The Malvern Observer

War romance is next on stage

Malvern Editorial 9th Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

THE EPIC wartime romance, Flare Path, will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday (September 15) until Saturday (September 19).

The story is based on Rattigan’s experiences as a tail gunner during the Second World War.

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 for their return.

Set in 1942 against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, the play 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 play, by celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan, will star Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden and Alastair Whatley and will be directed by Justin Audibert.

Evening shows will start at 7.30pm while the Wednesday and Saturday matinées will be at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost between £12.88 and £27.44.

Visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk or call the box office on 01684 892277 for more.

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