An evening of comedy comes to the Lion Theatre this month as Horncastle Theatre Company presents ‘Allo Allo’.
Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, and directed by Gwyn Williams, the show is based on the successful television series of the same name.
This uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France.
He and his wife Edith have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the Resistance can repatriate them.
Communications with London using the wireless disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments this intrepid proprietor endures in the company of his patrons.
News that the Fuhrer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the cafe.
Meanwhile Rene summons all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life.
All the favourite characters appear in the show, including Major-General von Klinkerhoffen and the Gestapo officer Herr Flick.
The show runs from October 14 to Sunday October 17, with tickets available from Horncastle Music Shop.