Biggar says ’Allo ’Allo to hapless cafe owner Rene

Life is never easy for Rene         (Picture Elaine Godfrey Photography)
Life is never easy for Rene (Picture Elaine Godfrey Photography)

“Listen very carefully, I will say this only once” - ’Allo ’Allo is coming to Biggar Corn Exchange this month.

Presented by Biggar Theatre Workshop and based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy from Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (original writers of the ’Allo ’Allo TV series) relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, René, in occupied France.

You can see all of your favourite TV characters in the flesh, including Rene’s tone-deaf wife Edith, Lieutenant Gruber, Crabtree, Helga and the Gestapo officer Herr Flick!

René (David Bishop) and his wife Edith (Rosie Wallace) 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 Fuhrer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the cafe.

Meanwhile René summons all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life.

Director, Carole Davidson, says, “This is probably the funniest show I have been involved with at BTW.

“The cast have nailed the characters and rehearsals are just non-stop laughter.

“The show is loaded with classic ’Allo ’Allo humour, and we’ve been working hard at creating a real French café feel to the set.

“ I’m proud of everybody involved, cast and crew, and can’t wait for show week!”

The show runs from Tuesday May 23 to Saturday May 27 at 7:30pm, in Biggar Corn Exchange.

Tickets are available online at www.biggarcornexchange.org.uk and at Brownlies of Biggar.

Cost is £10 for adults and £8 for the under 16’s, although – parental discretion is advised 15+).

’Allo ’Allo is an amateur production presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.