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Those of you who have been paying attention…

… will know that we recently completed a successful run of ‘Allo ‘Allo.

You can see photos of the show here, and behind the scenes here.

Nouvien

Au revoir, Nouvien!

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

 

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Sacré Bleu!

Zut alors!  Bon Marché!  Tour de France!  Où est la plume de ma tante?!

What a week we had at Café René.  Big audiences…  huge laughs…  enormous cucumbers!

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Photos from the show itself coming soon – watch this space!

He’s watching you…

He's Watching You… watching him watching you watching him!

We’ve had two packed and highly entertaining sittings at Cafe Rene so far, with two more to come today!

Cafe Rene

The evening show is sold out, but there are still a handful of tickets for this afternoon.  There will be none available on the door, so if you haven’t got yours yet you need to get it in advance from Bluntisham Garage or TicketSource.

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Friday April 5th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday April 6th @ 2:30pm Last few tickets left
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here and here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Welcome to Cafe Rene

Welcome to Cafe Rene.

Cafe Rene

How peaceful it looks.  Do not be deceived.  This evening it will be open.  It will be full of Germans, French, British and Italians, Knockwurst sausages and fallen Madonnas.

Have you got your ticket?  Tonight is a sell-out, only ticket-holders allowed!

Forged ticket
Your ticket is ein forgery! You vill be taken on ze train to Berlin and shot!

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Rene and his staff will commence dinner service at 7:30pm.

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Friday April 5th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday April 6th @ 2:30pm Last few tickets left
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here and here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Your papers, please!

Due to record-breaking advance sales there will be no tickets on sale on the door for any performances of ‘Allo ‘Allo.

You will be required to show your papers to the guards at the checkpoint (show your tickets to the Front-of-house team on the door) before you are allowed to cross the border (enter the venue).  Please don’t arrive without a ticket as we won’t be able to fit you in.

Your Papers Please
The Front-of-house team have received combat training and will be on high alert for interlopers

Showing your papers at the checkpoint?  It’s like living in Nazi Germany!  (Or in post-Brexit Britain – Ed).

There are still a few tickets remaining for the Saturday matinee but – listen very carefully, I will say this only once more – once they’re gone, they’re gone!

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Friday April 5th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday April 6th @ 2:30pm Last few tickets left
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here and here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Know Your Enemy!

We have recently intercepted a communication identifying a high-ranking officer thought to be planning an imminent invasion.

Von Schmelling

It is possible that enemy combatants are already among us, attempting to blend in and be inconspicuous.

Bertorelli

They may appear to be friendly…

Gruber

… but don’t be deceived, they are highly dangerous and should not be approached under any circumstances.

Flick and Helga

If you see anything suspicious…

Von Strohm

… report it to one of our brave heroes…

British Airman

… or to an officer of the law.

Crabtree

Remember, stay calm, be vigilant, and keep the faith!

Michelle

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Friday April 5th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday April 6th @ 2:30pm
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Don’t get caught with your “panzers” down

Panzers DownDon’t get caught with your “panzers” down – be sure to get your tickets for ‘Allo ‘Allo before they run out!

As of earlier today, there were these tickets still available:

Thursday: *** SOLD OUT ***
Friday: *** SOLD OUT ***
Sat. Mat.: garage – 21 available; online – 14 available
Sat. Eve.: *** SOLD OUT ***

There will be no tickets available on the door for any of the evening performances.  Please don’t turn up without a ticket as we won’t be able to squeeze you in.  We have to ration the ticket numbers as there are only so many tables and chairs that we can fit into Cafe Rene!

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Friday April 5th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday April 6th @ 2:30pm
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

‘Allo ‘Allo tickets are selling like hot cakes!

Half of the tickets went on sale on line last weekend, and have nearly sold out for Friday and Saturday nights already!  Fear not, the other half have just gone on sale at Bluntisham Garage, but get in quick!

There are still plenty of tickets for Thursday and the Saturday matinee online.  We also sell tickets on the door if there are any left, but don’t rely on it, especially for Friday and Saturday night – when they’ve gone, they’ve gone!

Click the shopping cart thingy below for online purchases (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets)…

Book now on TicketSource

… or call in to Bluntisham Garage to buy in person.

You can meet the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th to Saturday April 6th 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee @ 2:30pm

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

‘Allo ‘Allo tickets now on sale!

Listen very carefully, I will say this more than once.  You can now buy tickets for ‘Allo ‘Allo online!  Click the shopping cart thingy below (you will be transferred to TicketSource to purchase your tickets).

Book now on TicketSource

If you prefer to buy your tickets in person you will be able to do so at Bluntisham Service Station from March 16th.

You can also meet the cast here.

'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th to Saturday April 6th 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee @ 2:30pm

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

You will be watching…

‘Allo Bluntisham, zis is Nighthawk, Nighthawk calling Bluntisham.  I ‘ave a message for you.  Ze cast for ‘Allo ‘Allo ‘as been assembled and will be ready to perform at Bluntisham Village Hall from April 4th to 6th (if zey are not ready zey vill be shot – Herr Direktor Ed).  Stand by for news on tickets, going on sale very soon!

~ The French ~

AshAsh

René 

After a break of four years he’s back.  Ash last appeared as Fairy Bow-belle in Dick Whittington and His Cat in 2015 (why does he always get the part of the dame?).  Ash has been part of BaCStage since its inception in 1997, when we were known as The Millennium Players.  He is looking forward to this small walk-on part of René Artois in ‘Allo ‘Allo.  Please excuse his French accent.


ChristineChristine

Edith

Christine is BaCStage’s founder member and has both acted in and directed many of our productions.  This may explain why she has most recently taken to playing pantomime villains, as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington (2015) and Bad Fairy in Beauty and The Beast (2017).


SueSue

Yvette

This is Sue’s first production with BaCStage.


RossRoss

LeClerc

Ross most recently starred as George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (2018) and chef Larry Tuthill in Secondary Cause of Death (2018), when he was also assistant director.  He played Nobby in In Need of Care (2015), the Wicked Gravedigger in Virtue Triumphant (2016), took various roles in 7 Ages of Man (2016) and Take Your Seats (2017) and has featured in several of our pantos.


JulieJulie

Michelle

This is Julie’s first BaCStage performance and the first acting she’s done since she was an angel in her primary school nativity 40 years ago!  However a couple of years ago she was a member of Meridian Singers so has had more recent experience in front of an audience.


BeckyBecky

Mimi

A long-standing BaCStager, Becky most recently played Violet Bick and several other characters in It’s a Wonderful Life (2018).  She has played countless roles in BaCStage plays and pantomimes, and is unique in the group as being the only actor to be murdered in both Murdered to Death (2014) and Secondary Cause of Death (2018).


~ The Germans & Italians ~

RonRon

Colonel Kurt von Strohm

Ron rejoined the group in 2014 and is now Chairman. He has directed three plays and two pantomimes, also appearing in one of the pantos, and has acted in two plays and narrated one short play. His roles include Uncle Billy (It’s a Wonderful Life, 2018) and The Maypole (Virtue Triumphant, 2016). He will be directing our next production. Ron has also acted in and directed productions in Cambridge, Comberton and Waterbeach.


ThomasThomas

Capt. Bertorelli

Allo ‘Allo is Thomas’ tenth production with BaCStage. For each of his previous nine productions, he’s taken on challenging roles. This time he fancied a bit of a break so wanted a role that he relates to, one that doesn’t require much acting: a flamboyant bombastic who believes himself to be very charming and has a keen eye for the ladies, but who loves nobody more than himself. In fact, the only difference between Thomas and Captain Alberto Bertorelli is that Thomas isn’t Italian.


LukeLuke

Herr Otto Flick

Luke takes great pleasure in playing villains such as Mr Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life, 2018) and the wicked Squire Sir Septimus Grope (Virtue Triumphant, 2016) but his favourite role to date is that of Inspector Pratt (Murdered to Death, 2014 and Secondary Cause of Death, 2018).  Everyone who knows him assumed he would be playing Herr Flick in ‘Allo ‘Allo, even his own mother.


Julie-AnnJulie-Ann

Helga

Julie is an experienced actress.  She has appeared in many plays, musicals and pantos in Scotland.  This is her second performance with BaCStage.  She played Lady Isadora Pollock in Secondary Cause of Death (2018). She also belongs to Earith Players.


SteveSteve

Lieut. Gruber

Steve last appeared on stage whilst at school.  In the intervening years he has steadfastly turned down roles in The Bill, Emmerdale, Grange Hill and Eastenders, finally being persuaded to play Lieutenant Gruber in ‘Allo ‘Allo with BaCStage.


KevinKevin

General von Schmelling

Kevin played angel Clarence Oddbody in It’s a Wonderful Life (2018).  He has featured in many of our pantos and plays in recent years.  He is a prolific performer with several local groups ranging from panto to passion plays, has appeared in Shakespeare at The George, in radio plays for Radio Cambridgeshire and had a major role in a radio soap airing three times a week.


~ The British ~

GaryGary

Officer Crabtree

Gary is making his second appearance for BaCStage, this time as Officer Crabtree, the undercover British agent with a less-than-perfect grasp of the French language. Gary’s previous role was as Count Puchlik in Secondary Cause of Death (2018).  His last acting experience dates from the mid-80s, a bit like his VHS copy of ‘Allo ‘Allo.


ZaraZara

Airman 1

Zara has appeared in two previous BaCStage Pantomimes, as a Rat in Dick Whittington (2015) and Willow, one of the talking trees in Beauty and the Beast (2017). She has also appeared with the Wellworth Players.


PhilPhil

Airman 2

Following long and enthusiastic participation in the audience of many BaCStage productions, Phillip has decided to cross the line of the safety curtain to parachute into the role of British Airman.  This is after a non-existent period of time in the RAF, a minor part in the Piddletrenthide Players Variety Show in 1980, and numerous children’s productions which he wrote, directed and produced.


~ Herr Direktor ~

GordonGordon

‘Allo ‘Allo is Gordon’s directorial debut.  He is a key member of BaCStage’s ‘back stage’ team, in set construction and stage management.  He claims to “not do acting” but is very happy to stand in for missing actors at rehearsals.  Along with Jason he created the sound effects for It’s a Wonderful Life live during the show, and voiced Jimmy the Bird, his most prominent on-stage role to date.


'Allo 'Allo Coming Soon

BaCStage present ‘Allo ‘Allo
Bluntisham Village Hall
Thursday April 4th to Saturday April 6th 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee @ 2:30pm

Tickets on sale soon

This amateur production of ‘Allo ‘Allo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.