A delightfully funny farce for lovers of British comedy
Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
The popularity of ‘Allo ‘Allo is a phenomenon that cannot be disputed.
The classic television series, written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, ran for 85 episodes over ten years from 1982 to 1992, regularly attracting many millions of viewers. The stage version, by the same writers, also follows the adventures of René Artois, the hapless café owner in the town of Nouvien in war-torn occupied France. Take a trip to Dural Soldiers’ Memorial Hall to visit Café René where you can follow the adventures of Rene and his wife Edith as they try to keep the priceless portrait of “The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies” from falling into the hands of Hitler and the Germans.
To this end, René finds himself getting involved in juggling relationships with the German and Italian Forces, the French Resistance, the British, his staff and his wife Edith, all at the same time. All this fun goes to make a first-class, hilarious, laugh-a-minute comedy in the best British tradition – political incorrectness at its best! When you really enjoy something, you “do it again”. Eddie Bruce, Linda Corbin and Andrew McLean, as René, Edith and General von Schmelling, have come back to reprise the roles they played eleven years ago when the Society first produced ‘Allo ‘Allo. John Nawotka was also a member of the 2008 cast, and he returns to share the Director role with Laura Murdocca, who is one of the Society’s relatively new Directors.
The rest of the cast is a mix of DMS regulars and new talent. If you are a DMS regular, you may recognise a number of our cast from our two recent shows, the highly successful “Robin Hood” and “Chicago”. Tim Chivers has found it an easy transition from the Sheriff of Nottingham to Herr Flick of the Gestapo, and Camilla Bellstedt has quickly picked up the role of Mimi following her stint as Little Joan. The “Chicago” Director and Choreographer, Julian Floriano and Christina O’Neill respectively, along with cast members Kristen Barlow, Kate Gandy, Philippe Le Compte, Jason Spindlow, Isaak Koorey and Riley Thompson, have all moved into challenging character roles in this strong ‘Allo ‘Allo ensemble cast.
Why not arrange, with a group of friends, to come along to an evening performance, or perhaps a matinee, for a good laugh served up at Café Rene by the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast. Please book early, particularly if you want to take advantage of the limited cabaret seating close to the stage.
10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 – 8.00 pm
12, 18, 19 & 25 – 2.00 pm
Limited Cabaret Seating $35
John Nawotka & Laura Murdocca