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Preview: Flare Path

Flare Path © Michael Wharley Photography 2014

The Grand Theatre is set to be shaken in February by a modern take of the classic production – Flare Path.

Written in 1941 and first staged in 1942, this wartime love story promises to both thrill and intrigue enthusiasts of history, romance and drama as they witness such a prized play. The plot itself is one which has been enjoyed by several generations and will never cease to relate to audiences of many ages, the story following a group of RAF bomber pilots caught up in a love triangle. Heartache and emotion will drive the plot with Flare Path telling the tale of a former actress who is surprised by the arrival of her previous lover, significantly straining her present marriage. Alongside conflicts with Germany during the war and high-charged romance throughout, this is certainly set to take audiences by storm.

Written by renowned British dramatist, Terrence Rattigan, and directed by Justin Audibert, Flare Path’s final casting announcement has revealed many memorable names from the industry who will surely transform the play from a script to a story. Daniel Fraser, having previously played Gregory Cromwell in an RSC production of ‘Wolf Hall’, has been cast as Teddy Graham, the protagonist bomber pilot. Others acclaimed actors in the play include Graham Seed from the BBC’s ‘The Archers’, the West End’s Lynden Edwards and Hedydd Dylan who recently starred in ‘The Oresteia’ at the HOME theatre. Many more famous faces will be noticed throughout the production, a cast which will make this show a memorable one for Blackpool’s Grand Theatre to play host to.

Be prepared for fierce emotion and nostalgia from this new and exciting tour of a classic story.

Flare Path will be begin showing on Tuesday 23rd February and curtains will close on Saturday the 27th of the same month. Both Thursday and Saturday will have Matinee productions available for viewing at 2pm, all other shows will commence at the usual time of 7:30pm.

To catch Flare Path, tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office directly on 01253 743339 or purchased from the Grand’s website, blackpoolgrand.co.uk. Ticket prices begin at just £16.

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