Wartime farce well-loved
The adventures of hapless cafe owner Rene´ Artois will feature on stage in Arrowtown as the Remarkables Theatre Company bring the British hit television show ‘‘Allo ‘Allo back to life.The show opens tonight.
Producer Melanie Grindell said the wartime television series was chosen as the theatre wanted to do something different.
Based on the BBC television sitcom, which was broadcast between 1982 and 1992, the play will be set in a small-town cafe in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
The fast-paced show had a good variety of scenes and would be packed with humour, Grindell said.
‘‘‘Allo ‘Allo is a farcical comedy . . . it definitely has all the elements that people will be familiar with,’’ she said.
Director Angela Newell travelled from Invercargill for the rehearsals and the crew have been practising for the past five weeks.
‘‘We’ve been doing some intense rehearsals,’’ Grindell said.