Boeing Boeing

Date 20th May 2014
Society Retford Little Theatre
Venue Retford Little Theatre
Type of Production play
Director Mary Lenanton

Report

Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

Marc Camoletti's script is hilariously funny with no bad language in it whatsoever. One ludicrous situation followed another and the superb acting and timing from every one of the six members of the cast ensured plenty of laughter from the audience. I heard one lady afterwards remarking that her sides ached . The two male characters: Frank Stamp [Bernard] and Julian Roberts [Robert] were ideally cast and Stephanie Lee, Lizzie Brooks and Donnamarie Stamp brought plenty of glamour as the three air hostesses, Gloria, Gabriella and Gretchen, to the stage. Joan Young was priceless as Bertha, Bernard's rather dour housekeeper. Most of her comments were downright succinct. The set was extremely good in its design, construction and decor. The backcloth of the Sacre Coeur and its surroundings in Paris was particularly notable. The lighting subtly enhanced the set as daytime progressed into evening and the sound effects were fine. The costumes, especially those of the three air hostesses, were ideal for the characters. Farce is known to be one of the most difficult aspects of drama to tackle. Retford Little Theatre's production was first rate.