As The Rocky Horror Show enters the autumn and winter legs of its current UK tour, producers have announced some casting changes. The role of the narrator will be played by a number of star performers including actor Philip Franks, Punt and Denis star Steve Punt and Coronation Street favourite Charlie Condou. On returning to the show to play The Narrator, Charlie Condou said: “I’m … Read more
THIS TOUR OF KING LEAR HAS NOW CONCLUDED The Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that a new Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton production of Shakepeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear will tour the UK from April to July 2016. Renowned Shakespearean actor and two time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington will reprise the role of King Lear after his highly acclaimed performance at the Shakespeare … Read more
Flare Path centres on the fears and frustrations that derive from an interminable war, seen through the eyes of three married couples. Although its central love triangle can be more distracting than compelling, overall this is a fine production with a host of excellent performances and an admirably tense atmosphere.
Based on Rattigan’s experiences as a tail gunner during World War II, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the life-and-death existence of the RAF bomber crews, and their wives and sweethearts who were left waiting their return. Set in 1942 against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path tells the story of former actress Patricia, the wife … Read more
Inevitably there are many priceless anecdotes that had to be left out of this play, and its dramatic transformation is not perfect. But it captures the spirit of the original faithfully, and will one hopes bring more readers to a book that is now well on its way to becoming a modern classic. Humour like this, formed in the face of adversity, is a form of grace that generously helps to make life more bearable for everyone else.