Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel Fraser, Graham Seed and More in the UK Tour of FLARE PATH
The 2016 national tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert, opened on 27 January at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. Daniel Fraser plays Teddy Graham and Audrey Palmer plasy Mrs Oakes. Daniel played Gregory Cromwell in the acclaimed RSC productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in Stratford, London and on Broadway. He also appeared in Chariots of Fire at Hampstead Theatre and in the West End and starred in the Sci-Fi films Frequencies and Lab Rats and the thriller Scar Tissue. Check out a first look below!
As previously announced, 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), 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).
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.
FLARE PATH will have Set and Costume Design by Hayley Grindle, Lighting Design by Alex Wardle and Sound Design by Dominic Bilkey.
FLARE PATH is produced on tour by Alastair Whatley for The Original Theatre Company and Anne-Marie Woodley and Jon Woodley for Birdsong Productions Ltd.
Polly Hughes, Claire Andreadis and Graham Seed
Lynden Edwards and Patricia Graham
Jamie Hogarth and Chalrie G Hawkins
Hedydd Dylan and Daniel Fraser
Graham Seed and Hedydd Dylan
Charlie Hawk and Claire Andreadis