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Boeing Boeing - Full Length Play, Comedy

Boeing Boeing

Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, Francis Evans

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573700286

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

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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Full Length Play



120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place in Bernard’s flat near Orly Airport in Paris.


Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Period Costumes


Mild Adult Themes


Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage


Tony, From Broadway

Winner! 2008 Tony Award®, Best Revival of a Play
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.

"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. Propelled by the same gusty spirit that animated Commedia dell'Arte and the silent films of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, [this] may be earthy, but it's seldom earthbound." - The New York Times

"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

Boeing Boeing was first presented was first presented February 2, 1965, at the Cort Theatre, in New York City, by Martin Lee, by arrangement with Hal Wallis Productions and John Gale Productions Ltd. The director was Jack Minster.


2m, 4f

BERNARD – a Parisian bachelor
GLORIA – an American air hostess
BERTHE – Bernard’s housekeeper
ROBERT - a friend of Bernard’s
GABRIELLA – an Italian air hostess
GRETCHEN – a German air hostess
Marc Camoletti

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 Recordsmost performed French play worldwide. The Paramount film starred Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis and Thelma Ritter. A later ... view full profile

Beverley Cross

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 Half a Sixpence (1963) based on HG Wells’ book Kipps and his screenplay of Jason and ... view full profile

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Robert Gretta 4/12/2016 7:32 AM
This play is awesome!  Very funny and well constructed - dated true, but still holds up!!
Cae Collmar 3/4/2016 2:33 PM
Robert Rotenberry 6/2/2015 11:52 PM
I saw the Broadway revival and don't remember when I had laughed so much.  It is non-stop action which makes for a perfect farce. Mark Rylance gave an incredibly hysterical, winning performance which won him the Tony Award.  I have seen other production and is was always greatly entertaining.   I will finally get to direct it this fall after applying for the rights year after year for the last six years.   After getting a no each time but finally we get to do it.  I can't wait.

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