The Red Baron : A Play By Robert Gillespie

Published on: 29 June 2016

Date: Update: event will now run Wed 27 and Sat 30 July
Book now: 020 8038 4614
Location: RAF Museum London, 
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL

The Red Baron - a play by Robert Gillespie

The Royal Air Force Museum is to present a ‘World Premier’ theatre production of The Red Baron, written and directed by TV actor Robert Gillespie.

Manfred von Richthofen was one of the Great War’s aerial super-stars. An aristocrat and huntsman, he loved the new medium and trained himself to be a superb air-borne killer.

He was never seen with a girl, though – or hardly ever.   Hacked off with being pestered and nudged by his friends, he calls on Coco.   She’s one of the girls in a house near the front.   Where all the squadron goes.

But all Manfred does is talk about planes and guns - and shooting down enemy flyers.
For most of us, World War One means trench warfare.

But in 1915, for the first time in history, young men were soaring the skies. Fighting in flimsy machines for country and personal glory. This play is about them. And one man’s astonishing change of mind.

About Robert Gillespie
Robert Gillespie began his acting career with two years with the Old Vic Company, beginning in autumn 1953 for Michael Benthall’s Shakespeare seasons. In the company were Richard Burton, Clare Bloom, Fay Compton and Michael Hordern. The second year was headed by Paul Rogers, Ann Todd, Virginia McKenna and John Neville. His TV roles include Hugh and I Spy, The Good Life, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Robin’s Nest, George and Mildred, Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Porridge, Dad's Army (in which he played Charles Boyer playing Napoleon Bonaparte), Butterflies, The Liver Birds, Beggar My Neighbour, Agony, Terry and June and It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

Performances will be held at :
RAF Museum London
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL
27-31 July Wed-Sat, 7-30pm
Box Office: 020 8038 4614

Tickets retail at £8 per person and may be purchased here.

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