M embers of Peterborough Playgoers society have become RAF personnel, film stars and war affected citizens in the Battle of Britain play: Flare Path.
Set in 1940, the play follows the fortunes of those brave men who flew Wellington bombers from airfields in Lincolnshire, and their families who waited for news of them. The story centres on Patricia , an actress who has married a Flight Lieutenant in haste but her previous love, a famous Hollywood film actor, returns to England to ‘claim’ her. Who will she choose?
Playgoers’ actors travelled to the air museum at Spilsby, Lincs to pose beside World War 2 aircraft and in reconstructed Operations’ rooms in order to soak up the era and be more authentic in their portrayals.
Director Sandra Samwell said “ Although the play is about the ‘First of The Few’, it is very humorous as well as moving and poignant.”
Playgoers will perform this wonderful Terence Rattigan play nightly at the Key Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday (matinee at 2.30pm). Tickets available via the Key box office www.vivacity-peterborough.com or 01733 207239.