This show premiered at Eastbourne Festival in 2011 and has since toured the UK, played the Adelaide Fringe in 2012 and 2020, the GMT International Theatre Festival, Adelaide in 2013 and the Kansas City Fringe 2014.
“Hugely entertaining” Adelaide Theatre Guide
“Exceptional…a touching, engaging experience” The Adelaide Advertiser
“Wonderful” Jersey Evening Post
“Pure gold…this masterpiece of theatre” Broadway World
“Nicholas Collett’s finest hour includes not only history, but one man’s life, with its triumphs and its tragedies…He has created, in this understated but deeply felt performance, a memorable character.” The Public Reviews
Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson
Executive Producer for perf@ect Tim Marriott
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 – onstage!