Re­sis­tance is use­less against a sit­com clas­sic

Café René is now open for book­ings with Com­pass The­atre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

LIS­TEN very care­fully, I shall say this only once...

For their next pro­duc­tion, Ruislip Dra­matic So­ci­ety will trans­form the Com­pass The­atre in Ick­en­ham into the Café René as they pre­pare to serve up a knock­wurst sausage filled with laughs.

The group will be per­form­ing ’Allo ’Allo!, the stage ver­sion of the long-run­ning hit TV se­ries which has all the in­gre­di­ents for an­other hi­lar­i­ous evening from May 18-21.

’Allo ’Allo! the play sees every­one’s favourite char­ac­ters re­turn­ing from René’s tone-deaf wife Edith to Gestapo Of­fi­cer Herr Flick. Co-writ­ten by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (the se­ries’ orig­i­nal cre­ators) it has all the magic of the TV pro­gramme plus a few extras for the stage out­ing. In the small town of Nou­vien in oc­cu­pied France, hap­less café owner René Ar­tois and his wife Edith are hid­ing a price­less por­trait (‘The Fallen Madonna with the big boo­bies’) in a knock­wurst sausage.

They also have two Bri­tish air­men con­cealed in the cel­lar, try­ing to get home with the help of the Re­sis­tance. But as al­ways, things are not quite go­ing to plan for René, as the Ger­man Of­fi­cers have come to the café in search of the paint­ing and the Fuhrer him­self has de­cided to visit.

’Allo ’Allo re­mains one of Bri­tain’s best loved sit­coms and was hugely suc­cess­ful run­ning for nine se­ries and a to­tal of 85 episodes. It has been shown in more than 50 coun­tries and spawned many fa­mous catch phrases in­clud­ing “good moan­ing” and “lis­ten very care­fully, I shall say this only once”. The play was also a West End hit which ran for six years with three Lon­don runs plus in­ter­na­tional tours.

Packed with hi­lar­i­ous mis­un­der­stand­ings, mix-ups, and a gen­er­ous sprin­kling of in­nu­endo it is guar­an­teed to de­light both fans and new­com­ers to the com­edy.

The café is now open for book­ings, so join the Re­sis­tance or ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand the sound of a cabaret night with tick­ets priced at £12 or £11 con­ces­sions.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.ruislip dra­matic.org or www. hilling­donthe­atres.uk.

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