Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Spitfire Solo (theatre)

Spitfire Solo is an interesting looking multimedia production which blends theatre, music and film. Having toured through 2012, Spitfire Solo did visit our Under Ground Theatre for one performance in the June and is now returning to Eastbourne for two night at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

Spitfire Solo was originally created at Eastbourne College, in association with Blueground, in April 2011. Centred on a tour de force performance by Nicholas Collett and featuring sixth form drama students Suzy Elliott and Lucy Skinner, the play was directed by resident practitioner Gavin Robertson and produced by Tim Marriott (Snared). It had since morphed into a one-man play still starring Nicholas Collett.

It is June of the new Millennium. For eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done. As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 19th and Wed 20th Nov, 19:45.
Wed matinee, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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