Casting has been announced for a new UK tour of Boeing Boeing.
Directed by Michael Cabot, London Classic Theatre will present the new tour of Marc Camoletti’s farce this summer.
The tour opens at Lighthouse Poole on 19 May before touring to Mold, Bath, Eastbourne, Bury St Edmunds, Derby, Guildford, Malvern, Cambridge and Winchester, concluding at Darlington from 26-30 July 2022.
On the cast are Nathalie Barclay (Gabriella), Jo Castleton (Bertha), Isabel Della-Porta (Gloria), Jessica Dennis (Gretchen), John Dorney (Bernard) and Paul Sandys (Robert) in a translation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.
Set & costume design are by Bek Palmer with lighting design by Matthew Green.
Paris, 1962. Bernard, a successful architect, has a very complicated love life. His three fiancées, Gloria, Gabriella and Gretchen, work for different airlines with different timetables.
With the help of his maid, the long-suffering Bertha, Bernard has somehow managed to keep all three women blissfully unaware of the others’ existence.
However, the arrival of an old friend from the provinces and the launch of a new super-fast jet propel Bernard’s carefully constructed plans into comic chaos. Marc Camoletti’s award-winning farce was a West End and Broadway hit and has delighted audiences worldwide for over 50 years.
Artistic Director Michael Cabot said: “I’m very excited to be working on this wonderful piece with a terrific cast and creative team. Boeing Boeing is one of the longest running and most successful farces ever written for the stage.
“In terms of comedy, it really has got it all – larger than life characters, an improbable plot and an abundance of comic mayhem. It promises to be great fun, but I also hope we can bring a contemporary twist to the story – the women in the play are definitely no pushover and Bernard will be getting a very powerful taste of his own medicine.”
For more information, full dates and tickets, visit londonclassictheatre.co.uk