‘Allo ‘Allo on track to be a great show
One month out from opening night Dannevirke Theatre Company’s latest production ‘Allo ‘Allo is developing into a hilarious show, just the tonic to entertain before Christmas.
The set is complete, the cast is 99 per cent word perfect, the costumes need only a few additions — principally German army uniforms — and the whole production team is pleased with progress.
Director Andrew Crellen has had the cast together since the start of August, initially focusing on French and German accents and then putting segments of the show together so that with a month to go it is all running pretty smoothly.
The play is set in a small town in German-occupied France, and Rene — the proprietor of a cafe´ — finds himself involved in so many crises, many of his own making, that he fears he has “the life expectancy of an over-ripe camembert.”
What follows is a series of hilarious incidents which will keep the audience in fits.
Bookings are already open and tickets are selling fast as businesses reserve for their Christmas party celebrations. The shows run in the Fountain Theatre from November 28 to December 8 tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, rated PG13. An early bird special — table of four gets a bottle of wine up to November 9.
With new heat pumps installed the theatre promises comfortable conditions no matter what temperatures the summer brings.
Crisis in the cafe´ Edith (Birgitta Rolston), Rene (Gerard Mckay) and Mimi (Davina Graham) are a sausage short.
Constable Crabtree (Ben Selfe), Rene and Yvette (Ellie Jocelyn) discuss the delivery of a radio.