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'Allo 'Allo 2

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  6w, 11m

THE CAMEMBERT CAPER
Based on the original BBC TV series written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Adapted by David Pibworth, David Lovesy and Steve Clark

Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, this sequel to the popular stage production of ’Allo ’Allo continues the adventures of reluctant resistance hero and harassed café owner, René Artois, in German-occupied wartime France. It features many of your favourite characters from the TV series and original stage play.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6w, 11m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences

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Summary

Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, this sequel to the popular stage production of ’Allo ’Allo continues the adventures of reluctant resistance hero and harassed café owner, René Artois, in German-occupied wartime France. It features many of your favourite characters from the TV series and original stage play.

Still trying to repatriate a pair of British airmen, René, his wife Edith and their café waitresses, Mimi and Yvette, are embroiled in yet another complicated and life-threatening scheme. General Von Klinkerhoffen demands a fortune in francs in recompense for the loss of the infamous painting of ‘The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’, and René is expected to come up with the cash.

But nothing is ever easy. The local undertaker, Monsieur Alphonse, is making advances on Edith. René’s mother-in-law, Fanny, objects to the radio used to communicate with London being hidden under her bed. No one can understand what Officer Crabtree (the British agent disguised as a Policeman) is saying. Michelle of the Resistance has a series of increasingly hare-brained proposals. Herr Flick of the Gestapo, Colonel Von Strohm and Captain Geering all have their own plans to get hold of the money, and Lieutenant Gruber still wants to take René away for a ride in his little tank… The cash, a set of forged notes and a bomb all end up hidden in identical camembert cheeses. What could possibly go wrong?

History
’Allo ’Allo 2: The Camembert Caper was first performed by Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes in September 2013 with kind permission by David Croft. Directed by David Pibworth, the production featured David Lovesy and Sue Whyte.

THE FRENCH

RENÉ ARTOIS – Male, our hero. A café owner in war-torn France
EDITH ARTOIS – Female, René’s wife
MONSIEUR ALPHONSE – Male, an elderly but wealthy funeral director
MADAM FANNY LA FAN – Female, the bed-ridden, elderly mother of Edith
YVETTE CARTE-BLANCHE – Female, a waitress
MIMI LABONQ – Female, another (shorter) waitress
MICHELLE DUBOIS – Female, an agent for the French Resistance
MONSIEUR LECLERC – Male, the Resistance’s forger and master of disguise

THE GERMANS

GENERAL VON KLINKERHOFFEN – Male, the ruthless commander of the district
COLONEL VON STROHM – Male, Commandant of the town of Nouvien
CAPTAIN GEERING – Male, aide to the Colonel
LIEUTENANT GRUBER – Male, a (camp) German tank officer
HERR FLICK – Male, head of the local Gestapo
PRIVATE HELGA – Female, secretary to the Colonel and lover of Herr Flick

THE BRITISH

OFFICER CRABTREE – Male, a British agent (disguised as a Policeman)
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT FAIRFAX – Male, a British airman requiring repatriation
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT CARSTAIRS – Male, a second British airman
RADIO VOICE – Male/Female, the voice of SOE in London
RADIO VOICE #2 – Male/Female, a second radio voice. Johnson’s tailors in Wimbledon

THE ENSEMBLE

SUPPORTING CHORUS – Male/Female
GERMAN SOLDIERS, MEMBERS OF THE RESISTANCE AND ASSORTED FRENCH PEASANTS

  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Setting In an around Café René in Occupied France, World War II.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)

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  • Minimum Fee: £85 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Jeremy Lloyd

David Croft

David Croft is best known for writing sitcom hits such as Dad’s Army, Hi de Hi!, Ain’t Half Hot Mum and You Rang M’Lord with Jimmy Perry. David’s ‘hits’ continued when he joined forces with Jeremy Lloyd, producing and writing shows such as Are You Being Served?, ’Allo ’Allo , ...
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David Lovesy

David Pibworth, David Lovesy and Steve Clark have worked together on a wide range of writing and theatrical projects through Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy. They have developed stage adaptations of Ripping Yarns, Porridge, Vicar of Dibley, Steptoe and Son and Hancock, as wel ...
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Steve Clark

David Pibworth, David Lovesy and Steve Clark have worked together on a wide range of writing and theatrical projects through Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy. They have developed stage adaptations of Ripping Yarns, Porridge, Vicar of Dibley, Steptoe and Son and Hancock, as wel ...
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David Pibworth

David Pibworth, David Lovesy and Steve Clark have worked together on a wide range of writing and theatrical projects through Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy. They have developed stage adaptations of Ripping Yarns, Porridge, Vicar of Dibley, Steptoe and Son and Hancock, as wel ...
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