In a theatrical first, this winter site-responsive theatre specialists GUILDFORD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, will be taking audiences onboard a REAL Boeing 747 aircraft at Dunsfold Aerodrome for a truly unique interactive theatre show.
Devised by the company, written by ELEANOR MURTON and directed by NATASHA RICKMAN (Richard II), BOEING, BOEING, GONE! is a new play based on GSC’s hugely popular Murder Mystery series
(★★★★ “Terrific fun” Daily Mail).
‘Passengers’ will visit different parts the aircraft as scenes are played out and interrogate the suspects to uncover whodunit.
The production has been made possible by Jim McAllister, Chief Executive, The Rutland Group, and Mike Woodley, Aces High who have granted GSC permission to use the iconic aircraft free of charge to help raise funds for the theatre company.
MATT PINCHES (GSC Co-Founder): “This promises to be a truly unique experience and we can’t wait for our audiences to come onboard. With plenty of laughs, twists and turns along the way, Eleanor’s script, and the iconic aircraft itself, promises to be an event to remember. We’ve had a blast devising this interactive show and are indebted to Jim and Mike for giving us this fabulous opportunity.”
The aircraft: The 440th Boeing 747 to be built, having its maiden flight on 19 March 1979.
Also known as The City of Birmingham, the aircraft as retired on 25 May 2005. Since then, it has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters including motor-racing biopic Rush (2013) with Chris Hemsworth, London Has Fallen (2016), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Jurassic World Dominion (2022), and most famously in the James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006).
The show: December 1979. Ariel Airways Flight 1564 is ready for take-off. Flight Attendant Juliet Bravo has run through the pre-flight checks and the passengers are all set for a Christmas to remember in sunny Tenerife. As the engines begin to roar and Flight 1564 taxis to the end of the runway, Co-Pilot Mike Oscar has to take evasive action as Captain Charlie Romeo suddenly collapses at the controls.
Stranded at the end of the runway with no more than a packet of peanuts and a pink inflatable rubber ring, Juliet and Mike must keep their heads and maintain passenger safety… but can they discover the identity of the Captain’s murderer before the emergency crews arrive?
With a strictly limited capacity of just 60 people per performance advance booking is advised.
The Murder Mystery is approximately 80-minutes long and all tickets include a glass of prosecco (or non-alcoholic alternative) in First Class.