Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spice Market & Sienna's Flare Path

In 1941, playwright Terrence Rattigan, a member of the RAF Coastal Command, was on a mission to West Africa when he started writing Flare Path, a play set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. The story, a love triangle among a pilot, his actress wife and a famous film star, is based in part on Rattigan's own wartime experiences as a tail gunner in the RAF.

This year marks the centenary of Sir Rattigan's birth and theaters throughout the UK are celebrating. A bit less than a month ago, Trevor Nunn marked his debut as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket with the opening of a revival of Flare Path starring Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith.  

I saw the play last night after a quick pre-theatre dinner at the recently opened W London Leicester Square. As expected, Sienna, the show & Spice Market {esp. the salmon tartare & Ginger Margaritas} were amazing!

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