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Flare Path – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Hedydd Dylan and Daniel Fraser in the 2016 tour of Flare Path credit Jack Ladenburg

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Dan English   It is a love triangle amidthe bombing raids of World War Two as the frustrating Flare Path reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. Terence Rattigan’s script sees husband and wife Teddy (Daniel Fraser) and Patricia (Hedydd Dylan) stay at the Falcon Hotel where they are joined by Hollywood actor Peter Kyle (Lynden ...

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Flare Path – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Flare Path 2016 tour

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Jo Payne Flare Path is one of those rare productions which requires only one location – the residents’ lounge of the Falcon Hotel in Milchester, Lincolnshire – to effortlessly lure the audience into its time period and the lives of its characters. Some, particularly the Countess, Doris (Claire Andreadis), feel more like friends ...

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Fairytales and Fire – Old Red Lion, London

Writer and Director: Craig Henry Reviewer: Nichola Daunton The first full-length play from BackHere! Theatre co-founder Craig Henry, Fairytales and Fire connects the interweaving love and sex lives of four young twenty-somethings. Elizabeth and James meet at a bus stop in London. She’s a hardened TFL hater, while he’s not afraid to let his imagination run wild and doesn’t see ...

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Birdsong – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Rachel Wagstaff from the book by Sebastian Faulks Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer:MaggieConstable [rating:3.5] Following 2010’s West End hit, Rachel Wagstaff’s re-adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s Birdsong (ranked 13th in the 2003 BBC survey The Big Read) marks the very first touring production of the play to over 22 venues across the UK. So here it is at Milton Keynes this ...

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Birdsong – Ipswich, New Wolsey Theatre

Book by: Sebastian Faulks Adapted by: Rachel Wagstaff Director: Alastair Whatley Music: Tim van Eyken Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4.5] Sebastian Faulks’ classic novel, with its psychological insights and its graphic descriptions of trench and tunnel, was never going to be easy to adapt. Perhaps that’s why this first ever touring production is Rachel Wagstaffe’s second attempt; she’s abandoned the time ...

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Birdsong – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Sebastian Faulks Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5]   The horror and futility of the 1st WW is a harrowing subject of course, so this is not a production for the faint hearted because it does succeed in portraying that horror and futility through its story of a young army officer battling his way through ...

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