Boeing Boeing

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Boeing Boeing

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 2m

Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, Francis Evans

Boeing-Boeing
by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans

"This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy." - The New York Times

Image: Joan Marcus

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
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Summary
This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

Cast Attributes
Keywords
  • Time Period 1960s
  • Setting A Paris apartment

Media

"This is, by many an airmile, the funniest show on the London stage." - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

"I cannot remember experiencing a West End evening of such sheer, silly, comic pleasure." - Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

"Fasten your seatbelts for the most deliriously funny flight of your life." - Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

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  • Boeing Boeing

    Image: Joan Marcus

  • Boeing Boeing

    Image: Joan Marcus

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Marc Camoletti

Marc Camoletti (1923-2003) authored more than 40 plays and became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in France. Boeing-Boeing, his first major international success, ran for seven years and 2000 performances in its debut London production. It became the Guinness Book of R ...

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Beverley Cross

Beverly Cross (1931-1998) achieved instant success in 1959 with One More River starring Sir Michael Caine and directed by Laurence Olivier. His second play, Strip the Willow, made his future wife Dame Maggie Smith a star. Among his other successes were the musical comedy  ...

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Francis Evans

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