Boeing-Boeing

When:
1 January 2011 all-day
Where:
Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town.
Cost:
R 120
Categories:
Boeing-Boeing @ Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town.

Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town.
The riotously funny comedy that has conquered London and New York all over again.

Winner of two Drama Desk Awards | Nominated for six Tony Awards

South African production directed by Alan Swerdlow

Nominated for a Fleur Du Cap Best Director Award for “God of Carnage”. Naledi Award Winner for “Travels With My Aunt”

Bernard, a successful architect in Paris, thinks he can easily cope with his three fiancées – one American, one Italian and one German. It’s all a question of timetables and a reliable, long-suffering housekeeper who reluctantly plays the role of romantic air-traffic controller.

But when Bernard’s long lost cousin Robert arrives, things start to get turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and the new, turbo-charged Boeing Aircraft is introduced and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.

One of the biggest hits in London in 2007, the revival of BOEING-BOEING, Marc Camoletti’s 1960s farce about a man juggling affairs with three airline stewardesses of different nationalities, transferred to Broadway in May 2008. It starred Mark Rylance, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Robert in the London production. The cast also featured Bradley Whitford, best known for his role as a presidential aide on The West Wing, Kathryn Hahn, best known for her work on NBC’s Crossing Jordan and Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

The South African production stars:

ALAN COMMITTIE as Robert

This award-winning comedian is well known to South African audiences for his self-penned shows, the last two being Bigger! Better!! Faster!!! and Fully Committieed! , as well as for his role in the perennially popular Defending The Caveman.

LOUISE SAINT CLAIRE as Bertha, Bernard’s his long-suffering housekeeper

Double award-winner at the Naledi Awards this year! Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Play) for her role in our production of God of Carnage, which played here last year. Best Comedy Performance (Female) (Play, Musical or Revue) for her role in Pterodactyls

ROBERT FRIDJOHN as Bernard

Pythonesque, Travels With My Aunt

Jo Galloway, Bronwyn Gottwald and Nina Lucy Wylde as Bernard’s fiancées

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

Show-Only. All performances. In Rows B to J and AA and BB only.

Valid until Wednesday 02 June. Subject to availability. 10 or more people: R60.00 reduction, viz R90.00pp PLUS two complimentary tickets for the organizer.

To Book: Contact Tracy Cahill on 021 438-3301, option 2 / tracy@theatreonthebay.co.za.

For school, student and senior citizen groups, also contact Tracy Cahill, as above.

 

Reviews

Peter Feldman – artslink.co.za
Laughter is the best tonic right now and there is plenty of that to go around in Alan Swerdlow’s latest theatrical contribution. It’s a wild, knock-about comedy that will put a smile on the face of all but the most cynical Alan Committie is a revelation here, in quite the funniest performance I’ve seen from him.

Daine de Beer – tonight.co.za
Madcap merriment – explosively funny and brilliantly timed. It’s a blast and the kind of escapist theatre that will get you through these trying times.

Bruce Dennill – The Citizen
Just plane great! UP, UP AND AWOAH!

 

West End and Broadway seasons:

 

Daily Mirror
“Absolutely shameless entertainment. Brilliantly funny. What a treat.”

The New York Times
“Pure pleasure and unconditional bliss!”

Daily News
“Mile High Hilarity”

Variety
“A riot!”

Sunday Telegraph
“A stonking great West End hit.”

Wall Street Journal
“The funniest show to hit Broadway in ages.”