‘Allo ‘Allo – members of the original cast of the popular BBC comedy are set to reunite to delight audiences at The Bowdon Rooms this summer.
Herr Flick (Richard Gibson), Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman) and Lt Gruber (Guy Siner) will appear in a fabulous evening of fun and French cuisine on Saturday, August 21.
And it has just been announced they will be joined by undercover British agent Officer Crabtree (Arthur Bostrom) – owner of the world’s worst French accent – at the one-off event which will include the chance to have a souvenir photograph taken with the cast.
The evening, hosted by radio and TV stars Darren Proctor and Jenny Powell, will feature an authentic three-course French meal, a replica on stage set, live entertainment, and a special memorabilia auction of one-of-a-kind items.
You will see clips from the show and hear first-hand stories from the actors live on stage as they reminisce about the popular comedy series – re-enacting some of its most memorable scenes and catchphrases.
There will also be an audience Q&A, while people are invited to come as their favourite ‘Allo ‘Allo characters – with prizes throughout the evening for the best dressed diner.
‘Allo ‘Allo was created by British sitcom royalty David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd and focused on life in and around a café in German-occupied France where owner Rene Artois (the late Gordon Kaye) juggled secretly working for the resistance and enjoying a hectic love life with serving hapless German officers including Colonel Von Strohm, Captain Geering and Lt Gruber.
It ran for nine series from 1984 to 1992 and drew a weekly audience of almost 14 million viewers.
The evening, on August 21, is part of a busy inaugural season of amazing entertainment at The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham.
Anthony Prophet said: “Millions of people tuned in regularly to ‘Allo ‘Allo to enjoy the exploits of Rene, Edith, Helga, Lt Gruber, Herr Flick and Officer Crabtree, and the show left us with a brilliant legacy of instantly recognisable catchphrases.
“It’s a real coup to have these original cast members at The Bowdon Rooms – the first time they have appeared together on stage in the North West – and to hear their memories of working on what remains a much-loved British sitcom.
“It’s going to be an unmissable evening of memories, laughter and fabulous French food.”
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