It’s been announced that a new production of BOEING-BOEING is to tour the UK from late 2019.
Marc Camoletti’s 1962 farce centres on bachelor Bernard, and the three air stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing each other. The English translation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans was a huge West End hit, running in London for seven years in the 1960s. BOEING-BOEING was most recently revived in London in 2007 by director Matthew Warchus, in a production that starred Roger Allam and Mark Rylance. Warchus’ production later transferred to Broadway, picking up two Tony Awards. The play was also adapted into a film in 1965 starring Jerry Lewis.
Tom Lister and Daniel Casey lead the UK tour as Bernard and Robert respectively. Lister recently starred as Julian Marsh in the critically acclaimed West End revival of 42ND STREET, and is known for his long running role in the TV soap Emmerdale. Meanwhile, Casey, known to audiences for his role as Sgt Troy in Midsomer Murders, has recently appeared on stage in the national tour of ABIGAIL’S PARTY, and in the National Theatre’s production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.
The new production, directed by Guy Unsworth, opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on 4th September 2019. BOEING-BOEING will then visit Glasgow, Southend, Richmond, Guildford, Birmingham, Winchester, Bromley, Derby, Peterborough, Darlington, Northampton, Huddersfield, Crewe, Dartford, Barnstaple and Woking before concluding the tour in Nottingham on 2nd May 2020.
The tour is produced by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment. Further casting and dates for the production are to be announced.
BOEING-BOEING opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on 4th September before touring. Tickets are on sale now.