Carlton Little Theatre, Grange Road West, Birkenhead, 0151 647 6593, - Sat 14 Nov, PS5 Flare Path
Set in 1942, Flare Path
paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, their wives and sweethearts, who were left awaiting their return.
tells the story of former actress Patricia, the wife of an RAF pilot, as their marriage is tested to the limits by the surprise arrival of her exlover and Hollywood idol.
Sophie, daughter of the late actor Simon Ward and whose acting credits include Holby City, A Dark Adapted Eye and Jane Eyre, with her theatre work including Private Lives, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Flare Path
, had to read the novel again, having read it as a teenager and initially missing its depth.
Christopher Morley Flare Path
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Her award-winning turn in Trevor Nunn's 2011 production of Flare Path
brought her to the attention of Dustin Hoffman, who offered her a part in Quartet, alongside Dame Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly.
Following her stunning turns on stage, she's now the darling of the British theatre, having bagged two Oliviers for Legally Blonde and Flare Path
, so little wonder she's been chosen to co-host this year's Olivier Awards from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
And then there was the time Dustin Hoffman visited her in her dressing room because he loved her in the play Flare Path
Her recent TV appearances also include The Scapegoat and Accused - and she has won coveted Olivier awards for her roles in West End musical Legally Blonde and the play Flare Path
He was watching me in the theatre when I was in Flare Path
and he came backstage after and I cried.
Sheridan Smith for Flare Path
at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket- Best Performance in a Supporting Role
The 29-year-old actress, who is appearing in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path
, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, was not at London's High Court for the brief hearing.
Taking a quick break from rehearsing Terence Rattigan's World War II play Flare Path
with Sienna Miller in the West End, he says: "My head's in 1942 in a hotel on the edge of a bomber airfield in Lincolnshire.