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The Red Baron

Written and directed by Robert Gillespie
Manfred von Richthofen: Brett Dawes
Coco: Neusha Milanian
Papa: Richard Earthy
Performed at the RAF Museum, Hendon, in July 2016

The Red Baron is a re-interpretation of the career and state of mind of the most successful fighter pilot in the First World War, Manfred von Richthofen. In three scenes the text takes him from dedicated killer, to troubled mourner of a downed pilot friend, to re-thinking his role as a state-hired assassin.

Sadly, Hendon Museum’s concerns for the security of irreplaceable physical assets – the aeroplane collection – curtailed the run.  We are considering ways to bring the play back to fulfil its potential for its not-yet exhausted audience.

“So glad I came last night. Was great to see a really interesting, well written, produced and acted play which didn’t depend on West End Theatre technology! Admittedly the AV did add to it but I think good theatre doesn’t need to rely on other ‘effects’ “
Audience member, after the show