Bury theatre hosts WWII-era drama

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Flare Path, a highly-charged Second World War era drama from Terence Rattigan, is bound for the stage of the Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal starting on Monday.

Set in 1942 against the backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, this play from The Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions aims to paint an evocative portrait of life during wartime Britain.

Flare Path stars Graham Seed, who fans of The Archers will know as Nigel Pargetter, who dons an RAF uniform to play Squadron Leader Swanson.

Based on Rattigan’s own experiences as a tail gunner during World War Two, the play is rooted in wartime Britain and tells the story of former actress Patricia, wife of RAF pilot Teddy.

When Patricia’s ex-lover and Hollywood idol Peter arrives out of the blue, her emotions are thrown into turmoil and the survival of her marriage to Teddy becomes uncertain.

Flare Path will be playing from February 29 until March 5. For further details, call 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org