Flare Path
Paperback, 152 pages ISBN: 9781848421875Publication Date:
3 Mar 2011
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 152 pages ISBN: 9781780012483Publication Date:
1 Jul 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Apollo Theatre, London, 1942, revived Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2011

Flare Path

By Terence Rattigan

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A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the Second World War.

1942. The Falcon Hotel, on the Lincolnshire coast. RAF bomber pilot Teddy is celebrating a reunion with his actress wife Patricia. When Peter, Patricia's ex-lover and Hollywood heart-throb, arrives and an urgent bombing mission over Germany is ordered, Patricia finds herself at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.

This edition contains an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato.

Visit the official Rattigan website here.

Press Quotes

'the play provides, with Rattigan's characteristic flair for understatement, a deeply moving portrait of people at war'

Guardian

'a three-handkerchief weepie that somehow manages to be both profoundly moving and wonderfully funny.'

Telegraph

'classic Rattigan: undemonstrative emotional catharsis... be dragged with power, humour and truth out of whining modernity into a mindset where duty trumps desire'

The Times

'devastating and uplifting'

Evening Standard

'tender, funny and overwhelmingly moving'

Arts Desk

'Rattigan's insightful characteriations create a multilayered view of war and what it does to people.'

Hollywood Reporter
Paperback, 152 pages ISBN: 9781848421875Publication Date:
3 Mar 2011
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 152 pages ISBN: 9781780012483Publication Date:
1 Jul 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

Ross
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
The Browning Version
Harlequinade
All On Her Own
The Winslow Boy
Rattigan's Nijinsky
First Episode
French Without Tears
The Deep Blue Sea
Cause Célèbre
The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition)
Who is Sylvia?
Separate Tables
After the Dance
In Praise of Love
Duologue

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