Former Emmerdale star Tom Lister, best known as Carl King, will star in a UK tour of the hit comedy Boeing-Boeing.

Tom Lister stars in Boeing-Boeing
Tom Lister stars in Boeing-Boeing

Ex-Emmerdale actor Tom Lister has been cast alongside Daniel Casey in the UK tour of the well-known play Boeing-Boeing.

The hit comedy, about a man with three fiancés who are all flight attendants, was originally written in French by Marc Camoletti before being translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.

The play focuses on Bernard who has managed to keep his three fiancés blissfully unaware of each other – until now. Three Flight Attendants, three different airlines, three different timetables, each perfectly manoeuvred to avoid Bernard’s intricate love life crashing down to earth.

But it’s 1965, and Boeing have launched a new, faster aeroplane that’s going to create some serious turbulence, with Bernard’s three fiancés landing unexpectedly and simultaneously! As the hilarity really starts to take off, can Bernard survive while his long-suffering maid struggles to keep up with the changes and his befuddled friend Robert can’t even remember which stories go with which airline….?

Boeing-Boeing ran initially in the West End in 1962 for a total of seven years, and was later revived in 2007 starring Roger Allam and Mark Rylance, directed by Matthew Warchus. The production then transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards.

Tom Lister
Tom Lister

Tom Lister is best known for his role as Carl King in Emmerdale, a role he played for nine years. Tom most recently starred as Julian Marsh in the critically acclaimed production of 42nd Street at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. His other theatre credits include the national tour of Calamity Jane where he played Wild Bill Hickock.

Daniel Casey is probably best known for playing Sgt Troy in ITV’s Midsomer Murders and more recently Tom Bailey in BBC1’s EastEnders. His theatre credits include Laurence in the national tour of Abigail’s Party and Roger Shears in the National Theatre‘s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The tour, directed by Guy Unsworth, will begin at Brighton Theatre Royal on 4 September before visiting Glasgow, Southend, Richmond, Guildford, Birmingham, Winchester, Bromley, Derby, Peterborough, Darlington, Northampton, Huddersfield, Crewe, Dartford, Barnstaple and Woking, concluding in Nottingham on 2 May 2020.

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