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Flare Path

Flare Path
Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Harry Randall
16 – 21 March 1981

Filmed as The Way to the Stars and set in the 1940s, Rattigan’s famous play concerns Patricia’s love for a film actor, despite her marriage to Flight-Lieutenant Teddy Graham. Going to a hotel for a break with Teddy, followed by Peter, Pat encounters Doris, married to a Polish Count, who is one of two pilots not to return from a bombing raid. Hearing the Count’s last letter, Pat realises how much Teddy needs her, and gives Peter his dismissal.


Countess Skriczevinsky – Christine Jarman
Peter Kyle – Barrie Richardson
Mrs Oakes – Kathy Clark
Sergeant Miller – John Marchant
Peggy – Heather Pearce
Count Skriczevinsky – John Summers
Flight Lieutenant Graham – Colin Bailey
Patricia Graham – Marion Ellis
Mrs Miller – Jeannie McCullough
Squadron Leader Swanson – Tony Stebbing
Corporal Jones – A.N. Other


Stage Managers – Andy Birmingham and Robert Sawyer
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Baird
Lighting – Philip Gould
Sound – Andy Howe
Ladies Costumes – Andrea Hammond
Uniforms – Caledonian Costumes
Properties – Susan Birmingham and Joy Gould
Aircraft Recordings – Churchill Theatre, Bromley