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‘Allo ‘Allo: Cafe Rene comes to Norfolk seaside theatre

PUBLISHED: 15:09 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 08 May 2018

LeClerc (Martin Howard ), villager (Molly Jarvis), Michelle (Laura Williamson), and Crabtree (Kees Van Woerkom) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

LeClerc (Martin Howard ), villager (Molly Jarvis), Michelle (Laura Williamson), and Crabtree (Kees Van Woerkom) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

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A chaotic comedy cafe in wartime France has been transported to a Norfolk seaside theatre.

René (Graham Blyth) and waitresses Mimi (Jo Ryan) and Yvette (Julie Carter-Andrews) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSONRené (Graham Blyth) and waitresses Mimi (Jo Ryan) and Yvette (Julie Carter-Andrews) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

Café René has come to Sheringham Little Theatre for an am dram stage version of the popular TV sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo.

It has all the favourite characters including long suffering René, his tone deaf wife Edith , flirty waitresses, the “poluceman” with a dreadful French accent, and Michelle “I shall say zis only once” from the Resistance.

But watch out too for an inflatable Hitler and a parrot that is a secret recording device as the plot thickens around the whereabouts of the painting of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies which is hidden in a sausage.

The cast includes Graham Blyth as René, Libby Henshaw as Edith, and Julie Carter-Andrews and Jo Ryan as waitresses Yvette and Mimi.

British airmen (Tony Walsh and Jack Jarvis) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSONBritish airmen (Tony Walsh and Jack Jarvis) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

The show, which runs from May 22-26, is produced by Sheringham Little Theatre and is part of the venue’s upcoming ‘am dram’ offer, which the venue combines with professional productions.

Debbie Thompson, theatre director, said: “Amateur drams has always been an important part of the programme here as we are a community theatre.

“As well as established groups such as the Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society, and Stage Direct, we are hosting one off productions at the suggestions of local actors.

“We are keen to keep a mix of professional and amateur drama, including youth productions.

Herr Flick (Steve Tuck) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSONHerr Flick (Steve Tuck) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

“To be diverse and to enable talented local people to showcase their work and encourage their family and friends, who might not normally visit the theatre, to come and enjoy the experience for the first time,” she added.

The theatre’s ‘am dram’ programme also includes The Lady in the Van on June 2; Little Women, July 5-7; Bouncers, September 7-8 and Battle of the Boat, September 20-22.

For tickets and information call the box office on 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittle
theatre.com

The show is also going on tour to do a night at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth on June 14 as part of the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival. Details from www.stgeorgestheatre.com or 01493 331484.

René (Graham Blyth) and waitresses Mimi (Jo Ryan) and Yvette (Julie Carter-Andrews) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSONRené (Graham Blyth) and waitresses Mimi (Jo Ryan) and Yvette (Julie Carter-Andrews) in the Sheringham Little Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

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