Patricia Hodge & Amy Nuttall to join the cast of Boeing Boeing

Patricia Hodge & Amy Nuttall to join the cast of Boeing Boeing

Patricia Hodge will join the cast of Boeing Boeing as 'Bertha' from 30 April 2007 (replacing Frances De La Tour ) and Amy Nuttall as 'Gloria' from 14 May 2007 (replacing Tamzin Outhwaite) at the Comedy Theatre.

Of the current cast Roger Allam, Mark Rylance, Daisy Beaumont and Michelle Gomez are expected to continue in their roles until 23 June 2007.

Patricia Hodge's London stage credits include "His Dark Materials" (2003), "A Little Night Music" (1995), "Money" (1999), "Summerfolk" (1999), and "Noises Off" (2000), all at the National Theatre. "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" at the Strand in 1994.

In 2000 Amy Nuttall joined ITV’s long running soap Emmerdale as Chloe Atkinson, a role she played for over four years. In 2005 she was nominated for a Classical Brit Award for her debut album Best Days. She is currently recording her second album which is due for release in September. Most recently Amy played the role of Sarah Brown alongside Patrick Swayze and then Don Johnson in Michael Grandage’s production of Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre.

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.

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