‘Allo ‘Allo on track to be a great show

Bush Telegraph - - NEWS - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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