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Cast changes in Boeing Boeing from 29 May 2007
There are major cast changes in Boeing Boeing at the Comedy Theatre from 29 May 2007.
Elena Roger (Gabriella), Doon Mackichan (Gretchen), Adrian Dunbar (Bernard), Neil Stuke (Robert) replaces Daisy Beaumont, Michelle Gomez, Roger Allam & Mark Rylance.
Patricia Hodge (Bertha) & Amy Nuttall (Gloria), continue in their roles.
Elena Roger made her British stage debut in the title role of Evita at the Adelphi Theatre last year. She has appeared in her native Buenos Aires in the original production of Nine as well as Beauty and the Beast, as Fantine in Les Misérables and Annette in Saturday Night Fever.
Doon Mackichan's theatre credits include A Respectable Wedding for the Young Vic, The Sacred Heart and Mother Courage for the National Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Almeida Theatre and The Queen and I for the Royal Court. Her extensive television comedy work includes Smack the Pony and Gladiatress.
Adrian Dunbar’s theatre work includes the title role in King Lear, Saved and Pope’s Wedding, all for the Royal Court, Pentecost for the Tricycle Theatre and Ghosts for the Young Vic. His film work includes Shooters, A World Apart, The Crying Game, Hear My Song and My Left Foot. His television work includes Cracker, Woman’s Guide to Adultery as well as starring opposite Ray Winstone in Tough Love for Granada TV.
Neil Stuke's theatre credits include Blue/Orange at the Duchess, The Bullet at the Donmar Warehouse, American Buffalo for the Young Vic and Mojo for the Royal Court. His tv work includes Game On and he is a regular in the BBC’s The Catherine Tate Show. His other prominent television work includes Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen, Murphy’s Law, Grafters and Silent Witness.
Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross, opened at the Comedy Theatre 15 Feb 2007, following previews from 3 Feb to terrific notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Sheer, silly, comic pleasure.” MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, “Loving production, achieves a kind of delirium.” BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “Refreshingly hilarious.”
It is directed by Matthew Warchus, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Act Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Robert G Bartner.
Bernard , a successful architect living in Paris, thought he could easily cope with his three air hostess fianees. It was all a question of timetables and a reliable, long-suffering housekeeper who reluctantly has the role of romantic air-traffic controller. When old school chum Robert arrives, Bernard relishes the chance to show his wide-eyed friend his first-class operation at work. Unfortunately, schedules change, flights are delayed and a new turbo-charged Boeing aircraft is introduced: chaos ensues in this hysterical whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.
Boeing Boeing is currently booking until 20 October 2007.