Plenty to laugh about at Dundee Rep

Join the cast of 'Boeing-Boeing' as they touch down at Dundee Rep Theatre from Thursday, January 30 until Saturday, February 1.
Join the cast of 'Boeing-Boeing' as they touch down at Dundee Rep Theatre from Thursday, January 30 until Saturday, February 1.

If you are looking for a laugh, then head to Dundee Rep Theatre where there are laughs galore over the next two months.

Starting on Friday, January 17, four razor-sharp comedians take to the stage at Dundee Rep’s Bonar Hall as part of Dundee’s Jongleurs Comedy Club.

The world-famous Jongleurs Comedy Club is holding a series of monthly one-night shows during the spring.

With a superb line-up for each of the events from the very best of the British stand-up circuit, three comedians and a compere will take to the stage for a hilarious evening and a riotous start to your weekend.

Alan Anderson, a wildly celebrated stand up, will be MC for the evening and will keep comedians Stuart Mitchell, Sean Meo and Joe Heenan in order.

‘Boeing-Boeing’ will touch down at Dundee Rep Theatre on Thursday, January 30 until Saturday, February 1 at 7.30 p.m. as part of a U.K. tour.

‘Boeing-Boeing’ by Marc Camoletti, and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, is a comedy farce staring Kim Tiddy as Gloria, an American flight attendant caught up in a love triangle.

It all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs. Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily cope as he juggles three flight attendant fiancées, successfully convincing each that she is the only one.

However when old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly, a new faster Boeing jet is introduced and weather delays occur.

Bernard, Robert and Bertha, the reliable, long-suffering housekeeper, are forced to desperately try to keep the women separate and the lies told become more and more difficult to reconcile as the trio improvise at breathtaking speed in a near faultless piece of theatrical invention with the inevitable, hilarious consequences.

Chaos ensues in this hysterical whirl of mayhem and matchmaking from the author of ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’.

The Jongleurs Comedy Club is back at the Bonar Hall on Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m. The world-famous comedy club at Dundee Rep will be for one night only, with superb line-up’s from the best of the British stand-up circuit.

Look out for the shows on March 14, April 18 and May 30.

The Fawlty Towers Dinner Show from Wednesday, February 26 to Friday, February 28 is back by popular demand.

Performed in a restaurant as you dine, this is a spectacular tribute to the iconic British sitcom. Everything that can go wrong will and as you, the dining audience are part of the show, you will gain first-hand experience of the Fawlty’s famous hospitality, comical mishaps and manic mayhem.

All the family are guaranteed to “laugh their pants off” with ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ which runs from April 4 to 6.

Based on the book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, it is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time in a fresh and funny production that will delight the whole family.

Dundee Rep Ensemble presents ‘Cars and Boys’, written by Stuart Paterson, from Friday, April 11 to Saturday, April 26. This is a blackly comic and profoundly moving portrait of a towering woman battling with her own mortality.

Stuart Paterson is one of Scotland’s leading playwrights, best known for his much-loved versions of Christmas family shows at the Rep. ‘Cars and Boys’ has been written specifically for the actors of Dundee Rep Ensemble and will be performed in a transverse-seating auditorium on the main stage, providing an intimate theatrical experience.