"Set in Paris in 1962, Marc Camoletti’s play is a delightfully fraught farce about Bernard, a successful architect with a complex love-life that revolves around a highly-organised diary and airline schedules. That is because he has three fiancees, all of whom are flight attendants for different airlines, with different schedules, and with the help of his maid Bertha, all three are blissfully unaware of each other.

London Classic Theatre, now a national treasure with its careful reproductions of otherwise little-seen modern classics, gets under the skin of the farce well, with great comic timing and some lovely, deadpan one-liners. There is a nicely-judged descent from calm and control to panic and near-hysteria as Bernard attempts to keep all three fiancees apart - while all are in the flat at the same time. And as with all good farces, all’s well that ends well."

Richard Evans - Theatre Reviews North ★★★★

Boeing Boeing

Playwright: Marc Camoletti
Translation: Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Directed by Michael Cabot
Set & Costumes Designed by Bek Palmer
Lighting by Matthew Green
Photography: Sheila Burnett

CAST: Nathalie Barclay, Jo Castleton, Isabel Della-Porta, Jessica Dennis, John Dorney, Paul Sandys.

Theatre Royal Bath, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Winchester, Derby Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne, Theatr Clwyd, Lighthouse Poole, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

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 Bertha, his long-suffering maid, 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.

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