“Driven to distraction by noise — the real legacy of Heathrow”

BAA celebrates Heathrow’s 60th Birthday. Play opens in London theatre about life under the Heathrow flight path.

Just two days after BAA holds its celebrations to mark Heathrow’s 60th birthday (1), a play is due to open in a North London theatre about the frustrations of living under the flight path to the world’s busiest international airport.

This is Your Captain Speaking is a laugh-a-minute farce about a man who lives and works — and complains — somewhere under the flight path in Kew. It is about the mayhem which results when he stops just complaining and decides to take action by kidnapping a senior figure at the airport!

HACAN ClearSkies Chair John Stewart said, “This play could not be more timely. Just two days after BAA celebrates Heathrow’s 60th birthday, it reminds us in an amusing, but very telling, way just what life is like for people under the flight path.”

Stewart added, “Driven to distraction by noise of aircraft, so many of our members over the years have dreamt of taking the sort of direct action the hero of this play finally takes. That is the real legacy of 60 years of Heathrow.”


Notes for Editors:

(1). The first plane took off from Heathrow on 31st May 1946. But, it is understood, BAA will be officially marking the occasion with events on Sunday 4th June.

(2). The play, This is Your Captain Speaking, by Sylvester Stein and Robert Troop, will be staged at the Pentameters Theatre, 28 Heath St, Hampstead from 6th June — 2nd July. Press night is 8th June. For details ring the box office on 0207 435 3648.

For further information contact John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957385650