Picture the scene: Europe is divided and Britain stands alone, its values, its way of life, even its continued existence threatened as never before by the relentless onslaught of far-right extremism…
But enough about Brexit; let’s talk about World War II instead.
In April 2019 BaCStage will be saying ‘Allo ‘Allo to René and all the regulars at his café.
Based on the hugely successful British television series than ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of hapless café owner René in occupied France. You’ll see all of your favourite TV characters in the flesh, including René’s tone-deaf wife Edith, Crabtree the British spy who thinks he can speak French, and Herr Flick of the Gestapo.
René and his wife have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the Resistance can repatriate them. Communications with London using the wireless that is disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments this intrepid proprietor endures in the company of his patrons. News that the Führer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the café. Meanwhile René summons all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life.
After three successful and entertaining auditions we’re delighted to be welcoming some new faces to BaCStage as well as welcoming back some original BaCStagers who we haven’t seen much of recently.
René . . . Ash
Edith . . . Christine
Yvette . . . Sue
LeClerc . . . Ross
Michelle . . . Julie
Mimi . . . Becky
The Germans / Italians
Colonel Kurt von Strohm . . . Ron
Capt. Bertorelli . . . Thomas
Herr Otto Flick . . . Luke
Helga . . . Julie-Ann
Lieutenant Gruber . . . Steve
General von Schmelling . . . Kevin
Officer Crabtree . . . Gary
Airmen . . . Zara & Phillip
Director . . . Gordon
Stage Manager . . . Denise
Sound & Lighting . . . Jason & Dan
We are diluted to be finishing the year on such a hoe. Merry Crustmess to every win of you!
This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.