Turbulent fun at Rugby Theatre

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Prepare for take off with Rugby Theatre’s latest show.

“Comedy gold” is how director Mark Tolchard describes the farce Boeing Boeing, which opens at Rugby Theatre this week. The show is Mark’s first as a director, and he’s convinced it will provide him with a smooth take-off and perfect landing, thanks to the combination of a brilliant script and a super-talented cast.

He said he thinks it will be a big hit.

“I’ve really loved directing the show and having the chance to mould the action in a particular way,” said Mark, who is a theatre regular having starred in both plays and musicals over the past 30 years in Rugby.

“I have to say I have a fantastic cast.

“They have always been willing to try different things, and have gone along with my ideas – however crazy they may have seemed at the time!”

The high-flying, high-energy comedy is set in the Swinging Sixties and revolves around fast-living architect Bernard who manages to juggle a trio of gorgeous girlfriends, all convinced they are the love of his life.

All three are air stewardesses, and with very careful planning - and the help of his long-suffering housekeeper - Bernard manages to keep the girls apart.

Bernard is played by Rugby Theatre newcomer Tim Hughes, while the part of housekeeper Bertha is taken by Marie Phillips, most recently seen in the title role of The Vicar of Dibley in May last year.

Bernard’s three girlfriends are played by Jennifer Durrant, Hayley Smith and Emma Marshall.

It runs from February 8 to 15, tickets available from (01788) 541234, or online at http://www.rugbytheatre.co.uk/

Tickets are £11.