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Take flight with Boeing Boeing

By inSing.com EditorEvents - 21 July 2010 3:00 PM | Updated 16 September 2010

Take flight with Boeing Boeing

Ten years after it first hit the stage, Boeing Boeing is back again to take everyone on a mile-high adventure that you won’t forget.

This could just be every single man’s dream come true – three beautiful women, Emma Yong, Chermaine Ang and Wendy Kweh, who play stewardesses from Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and of course, Singapore Airlines, take turns being Bernard’s (Adrian Pang) girlfriends. They’re all unaware of each other’s existence though. So you can imagine the hilarity that ensues in trying to see how long Bernard can keep it up.

We stole a moment of leading man Adrian Pang’s time to get him to answer some high-flying questions.

 

Boeing Boeing has had quite an illustrious history from being on London’s West End to a successful adaptation in Hollywood – how did it feel for you to be taking on something like this?

It’s a feel-good romp that has had various incarnations in various forms and it’s a privilege to be part of the Boeing Alumni! And to be in such great company. The girls are going to be a scream!

How is this version of Boeing Boeing different from the original that was done 10 years ago?
I think every new production has to be judged on its own merits...but I daresay this latest one is gonna KICK ASS! And did I mention that the girls are going to slay everyone?

Tell us about your character in the play, and are there any similarities between you and Bernard?
Bernard is your basic man who wants to have his cake and eat it, the best of both worlds, or in his case THREE worlds. This is, of course, more than any man deserves, and Boeing Boeing shows us how the delicate balance he prides himself for having create can so easily be upset. Ultimately it just goes to show that, like all men, he just cannot multi-task! As far as similarities between Bernard and myself go, he looks remarkably like me, and believe me I do NOT envy his problem. Do I speak from experience? I’m not telling...

You’ve worked quite a few times with Glenn Goei (who directed this play), tell us what’s that like and what other projects you’d want to do with him.
Y
es I’ve worked with Glen on several projects, and every single occasion has been a laugh riot. As the song goes, Goeis just want to have fun. I’d work with him on anything cos I know I’m going to have a good time.

Is there anyone that you’d really like to work with (whether locally or internationally)
Robert De Niro, he’s my hero. Hey I just made a rhyme!

You’ve done extensive work both on TV and theatre – which do you prefer and how is the experience different?
Theatre is passion. TV is furniture.

Obviously you work on a few projects at a time, does it get confusing when there are too many projects (rehearsing for one, while performing another and starting to work on a new one, etc) and how do you stay focussed?
Like I said I’m a man, and not great at multi-tasking. But when it comes to work I care about, I am obsessively focused. That’s why I make sure I only commit myself to projects that I feel for.

Tell us something about yourself that few people know.
I’m a compulsive liar...believe me?

 

Boeing Boeing is on from August 4 to September 4, at the Drama Center. Tickets from $49 to $64.

 

WIN TICKETS TO BOEING BOEING!

All you have to do is answer these two questions:

1) Who is the director of Boeing Boeing?

2) Emma Yong, Chermaine Ang and Wendy Kweh star as air stewardesses from which airlines?

 

Email your answers to boeingboeing@insing.com along with your full name, inSing username, NRIC and mobile phone number.

Closing date: Thursday Aug 5, 2010, 5pm.  

 

If you miss out on the free tickets, you can still score Boeing Boeing tickets at a discount!

Just say the password ‘inSingBoeing’ when purchasing your tickets at any SISTIC Authorised Agents or via the SISTIC hotline, and you’ll get a 10% discount off tickets.