’Allo ’Allo comes to Potters Bar theatre

PUBLISHED: 21:50 22 February 2011

Graham Sawtell playing Rene Artois and Diane Carr as Rene's wide, Edith, in 'Allo 'Allo at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar

Graham Sawtell playing Rene Artois and Diane Carr as Rene's wide, Edith, in 'Allo 'Allo at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar

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FRENCH café owner René Artois and the rest of the ’Allo ’Allo crew will be appearing on stage in Potters Bar this week.

Graham Sawtell playing Rene Artois and Diane Carr as Rene's wide, Edith, in 'Allo 'Allo at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar

LISTEN very carefully, I shall say zis only once!

Following their highly-acclaimed production of The Full Monty at the Wyllyotts Theatre, John Hebden and Overtures Productions bring the stage version of the popular TV sitcom ’Allo ’Allo! to Potters Bar from tomorrow (Wednesday) to Saturday.

’Allo ’Allo! follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in a sausage in their cellar.

René, played by Graham Sawtell, is also hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring, with the help of the Resistance, to repatriate them, but communications with London through a wireless disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments he endures.

Matters come to a head with the news that the Führer is to visit the town: René will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life!

All of the favourite characters from the TV series make their appearance, including Madame Edith, Yvette and Mimi, Michelle of the Resistance, Officer Crabtree (“Good Moaning!”), Herr Flick, Helga, Colonel Von Strohm, Lieutenant Gruber and Captain Bertorelli (‘Whatta Mistakea to Makea!”) as well as the British airmen.

Performances start each night at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced £10 and £12, are available from the Overtures box office on 020 8360 1957.


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