Review: Laughter all round at Queen’s Theatre’s flying farce

PUBLISHED: 18:01 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:03 13 March 2015

Boeing! Boeing! at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. Picture: Mark Sepple

Boeing! Boeing! at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. Picture: Mark Sepple

Mark Sepple

Chaos and carnage ensued as a high-flyer experienced some hilarious turbulence at Queen’s Theatre this week.

Boeing! Boeing!, directed by Matt Devitt, follows the story of lothario and bachelor Bernard, who is engaged to three different air hostesses, and the trouble that ensues after his friend Robert comes to stay at his luxury apartment in Paris.

The audience laughed all night as Robert, played by Tom Cornish, tried his best to keep his friend’s dangerous lifestyle alive.

Tom brings an air of innocence to the character, which is refreshing and fun to watch.

Fred Broom, who plays Bernard, impresses once again.

Queen’s newcomer Joanna Hickman, who plays Gretchen, showed great range and diversity in her performance and shone playing the intense German air hostess.

She switched from anger and despair to delight and passion, all while holding down a believable German accent.

Ellie Rose Boswell, who plays American air hostess Gloria, brings the glamour of being an 1960s air hostess alive and Sarah Mahony, who plays Italian air hostess Gabriella, sets the stage alive with her fiery character and intense chemistry with Fred.

Megan Leigh Mason, who plays Bernard’s disgruntled maid Bertha, steals the show with her brilliant one-liners and sprinklings of dry humour to balance the slapstick comedy.

Boeing! Boeing! is fast-paced, high-energy and entertaining throughout. The show runs at the theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, until March 28.

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