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Terence Rattigan's
Flare Path (2015)

Touring September to November

The Original Theatre Company

Award-winning, Uk Based Touring Theatre Company




We have now launched our 5 year vision plan for UK touring theatre.

This outlines how we will be continuing our work as well as building and innovating in the way we engage with audiences.

We’ve included a summary below, but you can read the full vision here and let us know what you think.


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Set in 1942, against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews and their wives and sweethearts, who are left awaiting their return.

RAF pilot Teddy and his wife, former actress Patricia, have their marriage tested to the limit by the surprise arrival of her ex-lover, movie star Peter Kyle.  Highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear, camaraderie and passion combine when an unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.

” … 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

” … devastating and uplifting”  ~ Evening Standard

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With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England.

One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home.

From one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, Torben Betts, and produced by the award-winning Original Theatre Company (Birdsong, Three Men In A Boat), comes a brand new production of the smash hit, sell-out comedy, Invincible.


Evening Standard

“Not much theatre makes me laugh out loud continually but Invincible, a spiky new comedy of culture clash and embarrassment from Torben Betts, is a rare and cherishable example.”


Daily Mail

“a refreshing, Ayckbourn-style comedy”


The Times

“Highly entertaining”

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