Drama – Nicholas Collett in "Spitfire Solo"
Tue 30th Apr. 8pm
Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson
Executive Producer for perf@ect Tim Marriott
You may remember seeing this engaging actor when he last appeared at Lyth in a 2008 production of "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus" by Third Party. Now he's back again with a polished one-man show steeped in WW2 nostalgia which blends live performance with film footage and music.
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!
Personal, charming, funny and inventive, 'Spitfire Solo' is one man's battle for survival – the second time around.
Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain – on stage!
REVIEWS FROM ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL:
"Grabbed the controls of our imagination" (Barefoot Review 5 stars)
"Hugely entertaining" (Adelaide Theatre Guide 4.5 stars)
"Exceptional…a touching, engaging experience" (The Adelaide Advertiser 4 stars)
"Amazingly well performed" (Kryztoff 4 stars)
"Incredible" (Adelaide Artbeat)
"Fascinating and moving" (Glam Adelaide)