'Allo 'Allo, a bit on the side
PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 May 2010
CAFE Rene will be open for business later this month when an hilarious play visits The Playhouse
CAFE Rene will be open for business later this month when an hilarious play visits The Playhouse.Bruce James Productions will stage 'Allo 'Allo at the Weston venue from June 21-24.The stage version of the hugely popular BBC series is written by the creators of the original television programme.The story revolves around various attempts to get hold of the valuable painting, The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies. The priceless painting was stolen by the Nazis, and unknown to the Germans, it is hidden inside a sausage in the cellar of the cafe.At the same time, Rene is hiding two British airmen and trying to get them back to their home country.German officers Lieutenant Gruber and Colonel Von Strohm, along with Herr Flick of the Gestapo, regularly use the cafe so Rene's life is full of surprises.Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty, who played Cinderella in the 2005 Playhouse pantomime, returns to town to play Rene's 'bit on the side' Yvette, and Lynette McMorrough (Crossroads) plays Rene's wife Edith. Natasha Symms (Hollyoaks) plays the leader of the resistance, Michelle, while Damian Williams takes on the role of Rene himself.Tickets, priced £9-12.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.