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Flare Path
Flare Path

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  • Booking From:
  • 04-Mar-2011
  • Booking Until:
  • 04-Jun-2011
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Flare Path Tickets

Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT

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Trevor Nunn directs Sienna Miller in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path - his first production as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company.

A story of love, loyalty and desire set at the height of the Second World War. In a country house hotel on the edge of R.A.F. Bomber Command airfield, the women wait for news of their husbands return from a dangerous bombing mission behind enemy lines.

The lives of a newly married R.A.F. bomber pilot and his actress wife, Patricia, are thrown into upheaval by the unexpected night mission.  The arrival of Peter Kyle, a Hollywood star, and the outcome of the night raid on Germany,  throws up a conflict of love and duty for Patricia. With life and relationships hanging in the balance, will the lights of the flare path welcome the courageous airmen back home?

Based on Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the RAF during the Second World War, he later reworked Flare Path into a screenplay and in 1954 the re-titled The Way to the Stars starring Michael Redgrave was released.

Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm

Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm

Theatre Venue: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
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Probably the world's most beautiful theatre. They have been staging the country's finest productions and playing host to generations of its most illustrious actors for nearly three hundred years. When you come, look out for Buckstone, a friend of Charles Dickens and manager of the Haymarket from 1853-1879, whose ghost is still seen in the auditorium and dressing rooms, keeping an eye on his beloved Haymarket.