Thursday, January 27

Sheridan Smith in Flare Path at Haymarket in March

Sheridan Smith has just finished playing Elle Woods in the musical Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre and is next appearing in the West End with  Sienna Miller and James Purefoy in Trevor Nunn’s Flare Path at the Haymarket Theatre.  This is the first of a series of productions Nunn will present as Artistic Director of this theatre.

Flare Path is a 1942 play by Terence Rattigan. It is set during World War II in the Falcon Hotel which is on the edge of an airfield in Lincolnshire. A young bomber pilot called Teddy  is celebrating a reunion with his actress wife Patricia but events take an unexpected turn when a famous heartthrob film star caled Peter arrives, and an urgent bombing mission over Germany is ordered.

Casting to date  includes Joe Armstrong (Dusty), Sarah Crowden (Mrs Oakes), Sienna Miller (Patricia), James Purefoy (Peter), Sheridan Smith (Barmaid Doris) and Clive Woods (Swanson).

The show opens on 10th March (previews from 4th March) and is booking until 4th June.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sheridan Smith's performance in this production outshines Sienna Miller's. Although her accent is reminiscent of her tv sit coms, her portrayal of Countess Skriczevinsky deserves critical acclaim.

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