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Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, this stage version 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 is hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring, with the help of the Resistance to repatriate them.
However, communications with London through a wireless disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments he endures in the company of his patrons. Matters come to a head with news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town and the café becomes filled with tricksters intending to impersonate Hitler before the event. René will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life…!
“Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once”… Come and re-live the TV series, the knockwurst sausages, the fallen Madonna, the wet celery, egg whisk and much more….
Cast of Characters:
|Piano Player||Kevin Murdoch|
|The Germans & Italian|
|Colonel Kurt Von Strohm||Colin Hayman|
|Capt. Bertotelli||Paul Marsh|
|Herr Otto Flick||Richard Clarke|
|Lieut. Gruber||Alistair Gillies|
|Gerneral Von Schmelling||George Goulding|
|German Solider||Kevin Murdoch|
|Stage Manager||Ruth Clarke|
|Costume||Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy & Anna Lomax|
|Props||Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy|
|Set Construction||Richard Clarke|