Grantham Dramatic Society prepares for take-off at the Guildhall

Grantham Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Boeing-Boeing.
Grantham Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Boeing-Boeing.
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Grantham Dramatic Society is preparing to take off with its latest production at the Guildhall - Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing.

The mile-high farce will be staged at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, from Wednesday to Saturday, June 5 to 8, at 7.30pm.

The town group, which has recently been nominated for awards from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, will be one of the first groups to perform ‘Boeing-Boeing’. The show’s co-director, Jo Toomey, said: “We last produced a play by Marc Camoletti in 2007 – the farce ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’. It went down really well at the Guildhall so when this play recently became available we couldn’t resist!”

The play follows 1960s Parisian lothario Bernard who is proud to have three air hostess fiancées.

They never meet thanks to their various airline timetables, but bad weather and faster planes spoil Bernard’s careful planning. His long-lost friend Robert and housekeeper Bertha get roped in to help keep American Gloria, German Gretchen and Italian Gabriella apart.

The rest is full-on farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken kisses and sauerkraut...

Co-director Mark Brown said: “I saw this show last time it was playing in the West End, and it had me in stitches; the characters are so much fun. Being set in the sixties we had a lot to work on with the set and costumes, but it’s going to look great on the stage.”

Tickets for the Wednesday performance cost £8/£7 concessions and for the other performances £9/£8 concessions. There is a group discount of £1 off per ticket on eight or more full price tickets. To book call 01476 406158 or go to www.guildhallarts

GDS have also produced a promotional video for Boeing-Boeing which can be viewed on the GDS website or via YouTube: